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Re: [VE][247] Add Subject Here

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:19:01 +0200
Message-ID: <4EC606E5.4020502@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
2011-11-17 18:11, Ville Skyttä wrote:

> On 11/17/2011 10:38 AM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> 2011-11-17 7:28, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>> Jukka K. Korpela, Thu, 17 Nov 2011 01:06:38 +0200:
> [...]
> If/when you come to an agreement about the new wording for this
> explanation, ping me and I'll have a look at applying it.

Here's the result of some iterations by Leif and me, intended to focus 
on the mismatch between authors' expectations and validator (rather than 
browser) behavior, which seems to be the heart of the matter:

For the current document, the validator interprets strings like <FOO /> 
according to legacy rules that break the expectations of most authors 
and thus causes confusing warnings and error messages from the 
validator.  This interpretation is triggered by HTML 4 documents or 
other SGML-based HTML documents.  To avoid the messages, simply remove 
the "/" character in such contexts.  NB: If you expect <FOO /> to be 
interpreted as an XML-compatible "self-closing" tag, then you need to 
use XHTML or HTML5.
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