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Re: //head/object

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 03:34:38 -0700
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <BF6856DD-2354-4EDF-AFEB-6CE8F86A5346@apple.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>

On May 3, 2010, at 12:52 AM, Toby Inkster wrote:

> In HTML 4, <object> is allowed as a child of <head>. Not so in the
> current HTML5 draft.
> I can't seem to find any mention of this change in the draft spec, nor
> in the html5-diff draft. I've searched for '"object element" html5
> head' on Google to try to find the reasoning for it, but nothing's  
> come
> up.
> Can I ask why the change? If this is an oversight, and we do want to
> continue to allow <object> in <head>, then can the draft spec be
> updated; otherwise can the html5-diff draft be updated?

Assuming you accept the explanation that others have given (that  
<object> implicitly closes the <head> and starts the <body> in most  
browsers), could you please file a bug against the diffs document to  
mention this difference?

Bug filing URL: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/enter_bug.cgi?product=HTML%20WG

The component for the diffs document is "HTML5 differences from HTML4  
(editor: Anne van Kesteren)

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