Existing practice

Lee Daniel Crocker (lcrocker@calweb.com)
Wed, 8 May 1996 10:58:17 -0700 (PDT)

Message-Id: <199605081758.KAA01710@web1.calweb.com>
Subject: Existing practice
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 10:58:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <lcrocker@calweb.com>

While we're 'encoding existing practice', is there any bloody
use for SHORTTAG?  Can we dump it?

Since every existing browser I know about, and most other
HTML tools, will choke on <B/bold/, what reason is there for
allowing it?  Just to make implementing those tools harder
and make "validation" meaningless?