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[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2006 07:10:36 -0500
Message-ID: <45716D3C.4080403@metalab.unc.edu>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> There is an underlying assumption here, namely that there would be 
> something wrong with picking one or the other and just using that.
> 
> If you want to use XHTML, then use XHTML, send it with an XML MIME type, 
> and be happy.
> 
> If you want to use HTML, then use HTML, send it with an HTML MIME type, 
> and be happy.

What's wrong with option 1 is that it doesn't work in the browser with 
the majority of the installed base, something I used to think mattered 
to this group. Consequently I and many others choose option 3:

Use XHTML, send it with an HTML MIME type, and be happy.

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