Re: No generalized empty element in HTML

Charles E. Carroll (ccarroll@dfw.net)
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 10:09:11 -0500 (CDT)


Message-Id: <9708011509.AA22380@dfw.dfw.net>
Subject: Re: No generalized empty element in HTML
To: www-html@w3.org (WWW-HTML List)
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 10:09:11 -0500 (CDT)
In-Reply-To: <99U4zAwZqMyU092yn@crl.com> from "Lars Eighner" at Jul 31, 97 09:52:45 pm
From: "Charles E. Carroll" <ccarroll@dfw.net>

Lars Eighner wrote:
>
>For example the name anchor is often kludged with &nbsp;
>as is done many, many times in the HTML draft itself.

I'm afraid I don't understand.  I thought

<a name="foo"></a>

was fine and dandy?  What's the purpose of using

<a name="foo">&nbsp;</a>

instead?  (In fact, the former construction goes through the
"Kinder, Gentler" HTML Validator as HTML 4.0 just fine.)

Chuck