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Re: FAQ about reasons behind CSS

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 07:09:05 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200507060609.j66695N08237@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I don't follow the logic of that; if there is an open element for which
> the closing tag is optional (e.g., <li> ..., if I remember correctly),
> then the first </> must close the <li> -- it can't possibly close anything
> else.  I also feel that, if your second assertion is correct, then XML

</><li>  or </></> are longer than <li> or </ul>.

> is less rigorous than it might be : requiring (say)

I'm not saying it is a particularly good decision, although it does
benefit humans as well - typically I have to put comments after "}" in
C, or "end if" in VB.NET, because, even with proper indentation, they
are difficult to match up properly.
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