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Re: HTML Improvement/Suggestion

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 00:06:59 +0100
Message-ID: <20051213000659.v7ohv3z37dkgs8s8@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Quoting David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>:
>> your liking. In HTML the DOM depends on the way your document is 
>> parsed which
>> might give some unexpected results. (Although it will be defined, one day.)
> That's not true for valid HTML.  Valid HTML always has a well defined DOM.
> Missing opening and closing tags are still logically present in the document,
> and their omission is just syntactic sugar.

I guess that's mostly true. Besides that SGMLisms are obviously giving 
results than you might expect from the validator I guess there are some other
minor tidbits.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 12 December 2005 23:07:09 UTC

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