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Use of empty element shortcut for accidentally empty elements.

From: Colin Fine <colin.fine@pace.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:28:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4A8D5DA3.8050204@pace.com>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Some while ago I realised that the XHTML1.0 spec (in section 4.3) 
licences the empty element shortcut (<xxx/>) only for elements defined 
as empty in the DTD; so that <br/> is legal but <p/> is not.

Recently I pointed this out to somebody on a mailing list 
(http://groups.google.com/group/prototype-scriptaculous/t/7df119e31a7c30a9?hl=en) 
and he replied that the W3C validator accepted forms such as <p/>.

I have verified that this is the case.

As things stand, this appears to me to be a bug in the validator - or is 
there some sort of update to the spec which allows it?

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