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Re: Cleaning House

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 20:08:37 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560705021708j70159f50ufaf4a458837f470e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-html@w3.org

On 5/2/07, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2 May 2007, Jim Jewett wrote:
> > On 5/2/07, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:

> > > Lee Roberts wrote:
> > > > <title>Some Title</title>
> > > > <p>Some text.</p>

> > > [other than missing doctype] it is valid and well formed HTML 4.01 Strict,

> > Accepting this sort of tag soup because of technicalities encourages
> > sloppy markup in general.  Support for this sort of exception
> > complicates parsers.

> So to clarify, what you are asking for is the removal of the feature
> defined in HTML4 which allows certain tags to be omitted in certain
> unambiguous situations?

Yes.

And if that is too radical, at least reduce the number of such
permitted omissions.

-jJ
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 00:08:40 GMT

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