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[Bug 8372] Restore <spacer> parsing as void element

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Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:55:36 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2009-11-25 12:55:36 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> It's not a void element in Opera or WebKit. What problem is solved by making it
> void?

1) <spacer> has always been void when authored, so making it void avoids
weirdly-shaped DOMs.
2) Making it void allows UAs to support rendering of <spacer> (since the
rendering section is informative). Making it non-void in the normative parsing
section effective prevents optional rendering support.

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