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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
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:06:20 UTC

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