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Re: Other possible issues with the Polyglot draft

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:56:29 +0000
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
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ht writes:

> 3) 'void' elements [3] -- the name is non-standard, and the
>    requirement:
>
>   "Polyglot markup uses the minimized tag syntax for void elements,
>    e.g. <br/>, rather than the alternative syntax <br></br>."

Well, necessary, but overly restrictive.  "<br></br>" will not work as
HTML, so it has to be avoided, but not mentioning "<br />" is a
mistake -- it should be explicitly offered, don't you think?

I've checked that it is accepted by validator.nu. . .

ht
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