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XHTML closing tags

From: Matthijs Mullender <M.F.Mullender@phys.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:01:04 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020814.170104.74732594.mimasa@w3.org>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>

As I understand it, this is how it MUST be done:
<TAGNAME>xxxxxx</TAGNAME>

But why is:

<TAGNAME>xxxxxx</>

not valid?

I can see several benefits:
The strict nesting rules will be automatically implemented.
The editor/viewer will have no problem figuring out which closing-tagname to
display, if the user wants that.
It saves a lot of volume, when transmitting/storing files

kind regards,
Matthijs Mullender
Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 04:01:10 GMT

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