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Re: XHTML preparation with li, b, i

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 13:45:10 +0000 (GMT)
To: Bertha Bartholomew <berthabart@hotmail.com>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0209261343440.15733-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Bertha Bartholomew wrote:
> Why does HTML 4.01 not require a closing </li> for the <li> tag? It
> requires the closing segment for other container tags (e.g., <p>
> requires a </p>).

Actually, the </p> is not required. Neither are </td>, </tr>, and a bunch
of others. The reason they are not required is that the SGML rules
unambiguously define where the end tags are implied.

> If HTML 4.01 is to help us get ready for XHTML

The goal of XHTML 4.01 is not to help us get ready for XHTML.

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