Re: B.10 Empty elements?
1) I still prefer <e></e> and have seen no logical arguments to
convince me otherwise. Yes, it makes it impossible to distinguish
between events and lack of content. That is NOT a showstopper
2) Failing that, ANY system that marks them, and is internally
symetrical will do.
By symetry, I mean that it starts and ends with the same character.
I mean that <e/>, </>, <qwqwqwq>, and #r# are fine and "<e" is NOT.
3) Far last choice is the current SGML situation, which confuses
new users, is hard to teach, and (stack or no stack) is not pretty to parse.
An element is a container. Let all elements that start, end, even if that
end is logically the same place.
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