Re: "/>" (was Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

On Apr 2, 2008, at 18:29, Bruce Miller wrote:
> A minor question:
> Is handling <whatevertag/> in HTML5 really a problem?

Yes. Consider the security implications of different browsers and  
gatekeepers considering different things executable with <script/>.

> _Surely_, no one out there is writing HTML using <whatevertag/>
> when they _dont_ mean to close the element?!?!?!

Oh, there are people who *think* they are closing and element with  

I think it is pretty safe to say that some of them end up relying on  
the actual layout or form behavior they get when <whatevertag/>  
doesn't close the element, but I don't have data to support this claim.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 15:37:43 UTC