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Re: [CSS21] Wider variety of (non-junk) examples requested

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 17:51:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Adam Kuehn <akuehn@nc.rr.com>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0508261746350.30060@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Adam Kuehn wrote:
> Ah, I see.  I misunderstood your earlier post.  Even changing case and 
> closing tags you do not regard as a minor change.

Indeed, some of the most "minor" of changes have been the most insidious 
in terms of introducing errors into the spec over the past few years.

> Here I think is where the fundamental disagreement lies.  Rather than 
> "neophilic adherence to fashionable syntaxes", I think most would phrase 
> it as "advocating careful coding practices".  But if the majority of the 
> WG feels that the risks outweigh any benefit, then it doesn't much 
> matter which spin one puts on it, does it?

I don't understand why adding "</P>" in that example is good. How is that 
more "careful"? That end tag is optional in HTML4. All it does is increase 
the number of nodes in the DOM.

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