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[Bug 10551] r5032 breaks "<option><button><option>" (</option> implied by second <option> does not close <button>, as <button> is in the special category, and second <option> itself is never processed)

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 02:22:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10551


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-09-26 02:22:44 ---
Same problem occurs for any of the special elements, e.g.
<option><div><option>, and has since long before r5032. The problem is that
</option> is too "weak". Really to make this work as specced, we'd need
<option> to be a special category element.

I've changed <option> to not imply </option> unless the current node is
<option>, which seems less drastic and equally useful from an authoring
perspective.


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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: having an implied element get ignored is poor form

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