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[whatwg] trailing slash and atheism

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:13:49 +0000
Message-ID: <45701C7D.9080500@cam.ac.uk>
Elliotte Harold wrote:

> This character has no effect when the document is parsed by an HTML5 
> parser. However, if the document when parsed by an XML parser, the 
> trailing slash converts the tag into an empty-element tag, and thereby 
> makes an otherwise malformed element well-formed.

If you're trying to parse a HTML5 document with an XML parser you're doing 
something really screwy anyway.

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