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Re: HTML Improvement/Suggestion

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:05:58 +0100
Message-ID: <20051213120558.pzoo5njuka0w48wg@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
To: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Quoting David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>:
>>> (My perception here is that Ann was expressing the false argument for
>>> XHTML that making all tags non-optional produces a better defined parse
>>> tree; which basically fails to realise that the tags are implied, even
>>> though not physically present.)
>
>> I'm not sure how tags can ever be implied in XHTML.
>
> They can't. That is the main difference between HTML and XHTML. The
> point is that XHTML does not create a better defined parse tree
> because of this.

It does. When I use some random element in XHTML I know what the tree 
will look
like. In HTML you don't really know that. HTML was also build with the
assumption that documents would be valid...


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:06:20 GMT

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