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Re: Self closing <div> is valid, but shouldn't be

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 07:55:32 +0000
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9EC00467-3DB4-4EF3-931F-D5520C79DB4F@dorward.me.uk>
To: "Briere, William J" <wjbriere@seattleschools.org>

On 29 Jan 2010, at 00:02, Briere, William J wrote:

> If you enter html via direct input it states that a self closing div is valid, but it shouldn’t be.
> 
I've just tested it. It reports it as invalid.

In XHTML, it reports it as valid, but that is correct (it isn't HTML compatible, but that isn't a matter of validity).

> Check out the w3c reference here.http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_byfunc.asp
> 
Note that W3Schools is not affiliated with the W3C ... and is generally of low quality.

However I can not see any claim on that page that self-closing tag syntax is forbidden for div elements.


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