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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 12:37:46 -0500
Message-ID: <4571B9EA.6080500@metalab.unc.edu>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> The Yellow Screen of Death is about as annoying as you can get.  I 
> really don't understand how you can go on about the benefits of XML 
> because it requires well-formedness, but then turn around and say XML 
> can be served as text/html which just makes all your arguments null and 
> void.

Perhaps because you believe the MIME type is a magic incantation that 
somehow changes the document's nature, and I don't.

The document is what it is. A sequence of bytes is either a well-formed 
XML document or it isn't. I can call it XML, but that doesn't mean it 
is; and I can say it's not XML, but that doesn't mean it isn't.

?Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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