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

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:10:38 +0100
Message-ID: <47F3AFFE.1020508@cam.ac.uk>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: news@terrainformatica.com, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

David Carlisle wrote:
> <a href="/folder" />
> then surely it should  generate an empty element,

Experience suggests that making this kind of apparently-simple syntax change the 
/shouldn't/ break pages inevitably /does/ break pages and so is unacceptable. 
Unless you can present strong evidence to the contrary, it think it's safe to 
assume that "/> generates an empty element in HTML-served-as-text/html" is not 
compatible with "don't break the web".

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