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[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?

From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 08:55:44 +1300
Message-ID: <bad9296cf7fededeea81aff0bd87c771@myrealbox.com>
On Dec 4, 2006, at 6:56 AM, Shadow2531 wrote:
> ...
> Firefox could do the same with the yellow bar that pops up at the top
> of the page that says, "The document appears to be XHTML, but is not
> well formed. Firefox has reparsed it as HTML for you in an attempt to
> handle the errors.", or something like that.

To get an idea of how this would appear to the average human: "The 
document appears to be XZPQR, but is not fizzlebopped. Firefox has 
rewotsited it as ZPQR in an attempt to handle mysterious errors".

> ...
> Sites could have a "Our pages support 'text/html as XML'  handling.
> Add us to your browsers's text/html -> XML list.".
> ...

That would be even worse.

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Matthew Paul Thomas
http://mpt.net.nz/
Received on Thursday, 7 December 2006 11:55:44 UTC

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