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Re: FAQ about reasons behind CSS

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 14:41:47 +0100
Message-ID: <42CA8E1B.609@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Well I'm d@mned.  Thank you, Ian, for pointing that out.
When you say "never been implemented", does this include
works in progress such as Mozilla, Opera, IE6+ and so on,
and if so, is there any consistency in how they interpret
</> ?

Philip Taylor
Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>>Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
>>>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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