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[Bug 15304] Nested <META> tags in <HEAD>

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Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 02:55:44 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Evan Sandhaus <evan@nytimes.com> 2011-12-22 02:55:43 UTC ---
Tab, - I 100% understand the void element issue.  Nested <META> tags are a
non-starter.

There is one other alternative that I see to the two that I mentioned.  

In HTML 4 it was legal to have an <OBJECT> element in the scope of <HEAD>. 
This has changed as of HTML 5.  Such a nesting is no longer permitted.   Is the
door on that decision completely closed?  Were <OBJECT> still allowed in this
context then one could write the following:

<html itemscope itemtype='http://schema.org/NewsArticle">
<head>
    <meta itemprop="wordCount" content="1138"/>
    <object itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" type='text/html'>
        <meta itemprop="name" content="Evan Sandhaus">
    </object>
       ....
</head>
    ...
</html>

A little less elegant than nested <META> tags, but still legible and cloak
free.

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