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Re: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:30:45 +0100
Message-ID: <49A65335.1010805@w3development.de>
To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cynthia Shelly schrieb:
> Just to be clear, the reason this fails is because of "elements are nested according to their specifications"?  Or is it because of "elements have complete start and end tags"?  If it's the second, "complete" is not defined as being complete according to any particular specification.  I think it's somewhat ambiguous as to whether <input type="text"> is complete in this case, since there's no reference to the specification.

Do you mean the SC 4.1.1 should be changed to

... elements have complete start and end tags according to their 
specifications ...

Then it could be argued that the sample you provided does not meet SC 
4.1.1 because in XHTML 1.0 (see <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.3>)

> Elements that are declared in the DTD as EMPTY can have an end tag or can use empty element shorthand (see Empty Elements).

together with the DTD where the input element is declared EMPTY.

Johannes Koch
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