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Re: FAQ about reasons behind CSS

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 13:38:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507051338210.8106@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> 
> Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > Any closing tag could be easily replaced with </> because it's clear 
> > in XHTML anyway which starting tag it should be matched with...
> 
> Oh, if only ...  I have never understood why this simple shorthand was 
> omitted from HTML.  I suppose it's too late for it to happen now ...

It has been in HTML since HTML2. It just has never been implemented 
(except by the validator).

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