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Re: "/>" (was Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 08:50:24 -0700
Message-ID: <47F3AB40.3000300@terrainformatica.com>
To: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

Bruce Miller wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Indeed. I think supporting "/>" in SVG subtrees is a must. MathML 
>> subtrees probably, too. I don't expect drastic compat problems, since 
>> tree differences shouldn't propagate too far with subsequent end tags 
>> taking care of things.
> A minor question:
> Is handling <whatevertag/> in HTML5 really a problem?
> If the tag ends with />, just note that the element is empty
> (ie. has no content, whether or not it is officially an empty element),
> and move on.
> _Surely_, no one out there is writing HTML using <whatevertag/>
> when they _dont_ mean to close the element?!?!?!
> (rolling my eyes :> )
> But, I guess Hixie will have noticed if anyone _is_ doing that.

Consider this:

<a href=/folder/>something....

is it
   <a href="/folder/" >
   <a href="/folder" />

XML and HTML are too different languages.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 15:51:15 UTC

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