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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:10:40 +0200
Message-ID: <77F95268-9344-4953-9A84-3071DF671F7A@iki.fi>
On Nov 29, 2006, at 17:51, Stewart Brodie wrote:

> <select id="iRegion" name="pff00000000010004" />

> I'm still in favour of permitting the trailing slash, personally.

I am against permitting it in the case of your example, because the  
content model of select is not empty. However, permitting it in the  
case that Sam suggested could make sense.

Is it worse for a conformance checker to cry wolf on the slash or for  
authors to believe that the slash actually means something? That's  
the question.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 08:10:40 UTC

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