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Re: some technical thoughts about incremental improvements to forms

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 09:47:02 +1000
Message-ID: <44FCBAF6.6090504@lachy.id.au>
To: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
CC: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, www-forms@w3.org

Doug Schepers wrote:
> 
> Hi, Lachlan-
> 
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> What tests?  My tests clearly show it doesn't.  View this in IE.
>>
>> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?%3C%21DOCTYPE%20html%3E%0D%0A%3Cdiv/%3Ediv%0D%0A%3Cp/%3Ep%0D%0A%3Cul%3E%3Cli/%3Eli%3C/ul%3E 
> 
> Could you please tell us what your example is meant to illustrate?

That if IE really did honour the empty element syntax in this markup:

<div/>div
<p/>p
<ul><li/>li</ul>

Then the DOM should have looked like this:

* BODY
     + DIV
     + #text: div
     + P
     + #text: p
     + UL
         # LI
         # #text: li

However, as the DOM view showed, it looks no different from what you 
would get without the XML empty element syntax, like this

<div>div
<p>p
<ul><li>li</ul>

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Monday, 4 September 2006 23:47:22 GMT

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