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[whatwg] Closing tags for empty content model

From: Marius Gundersen <gundersen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:18:56 +1000
Message-ID: <45f4181c0909281918q48b56251hb6bfb375067b2971@mail.gmail.com>
Shouldn't you always close the tags, either self-closing or with a separate
close tag? That is, this is the correct way to do it:

<video width="640" height="360" style="color:red">
 <source src="bunny.ogv" type="video/ogg" />
 <source src="bunny.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
</video>
<p>Text after the video element.</p>

Marius Gundersen

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:28 AM, Dean Edwards <dean.edwards at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm currently writing a JavaScript implementation of the <video> element.
>
> I'm running into problems with Opera9.52.
>
> If I use the following markup then the text in the following <p> element is
> coloured red:
>
> <video width="640" height="360" style="color:red">
>  <source src="bunny.ogv" type="video/ogg">
>  <source src="bunny.mp4" type="video/mp4">
> </video>
> <p>Text after the video element.</p>
>
> Opera, before version 10, treats all unknown elements as block elements.
> That means that all elements following the first <source> element are
> children of the first <source> element. This is potentially disastrous.
>
> The only solution is to add closing tags:
>
> <video width="640" height="360" style="color:red">
>  <source src="bunny.ogv" type="video/ogg"></source>
>  <source src="bunny.mp4" type="video/mp4"></source>
> </video>
>
> But then it is invalid.
>
> Is there any way we can change the content model for this element (and
> possibly <command>) to phrasing? The text content could be descriptive of
> the particular media or provide a fallback to download the file.
>
> <source src="bunny.ogv" type="video/ogg">
>  <a href="bunny.ogv">download this video in OGG format</a>
> </source>
>
> Or do we not care about edge cases like this?
>
> -dean
>
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