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

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:44:52 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50611290844r30082876m37ea49a851daa2d9@mail.gmail.com>
On 11/29/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:29:42 +0100, Robert Sayre <sayrer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The bug would request that Wordpress doesn't try to output XML for the
> >> text/html media type. That seems to be the problem here.
> >
> > Ok, so what would the text be? What problem would you tell them you were
> > fixing?
>
> I won't be fixing anything on Wordpress for the foreseeable future.
> Anyway, the bug report would point to http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml
> and try to talk them into switching to HTML4 or something so they can
> easier switch to HTML5 later.
>

Hmm, while that's in an interesting document, I'm not sure it presents
a "clear mental model" for authors. Lachlan wrote that the current
situation is clearer than Sam's proposal.

So far, WHAT-WG members have failed to write a one or two paragraph
bug report in clear English, with the target being the relatively
advanced HTML authors working on WordPress. Can it be done?

-- 

Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 08:44:52 UTC

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