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[Bug 6779] New: Clarify the difference between elements and tags

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 10:31:12 +0000
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           Summary: Clarify the difference between elements and tags
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: externalComments
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

A commenter on the whatwg blog [1] expressed confusion over the requirement of
the root element, while still allowing its tags to be omitted.

The spec is technically correct, but I suggest that the spec include some
explanatory text in the Optional Tags section [2] explaining that in the case
of omitted tags, particularly start tags, the elements are still present.

[1] http://blog.whatwg.org/help-us-review-html5#comment-40489
[2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#optional-tags

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