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

From: Rimantas Liubertas <rimantas@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:49:58 +0200
Message-ID: <5ccfb3340611290849k201df157hb40748f22a64b5b@mail.gmail.com>
> The trailing slash issue should be inexistent. Today many sites use this
> trailing slash in HTML pages. Even if those pages do not validate today, I
> consider they should validate, as long as they validate without the
> trailing slashes.

I don't think that page claiming to be authored as HTML4.01 should
validate if it
contains <br />, etc. which, at least in theory, has entirely different meaning.

Another point, maybe a bit off-topic:
http://annevankesteren.nl/2005/11-kurafire ;)

Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 08:49:58 UTC

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