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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:45:16 +0100
Message-ID: <456DFF6C.7030302@gmx.de>
Julian Reschke schrieb:
> Lachlan Hunt schrieb:
>> ...
>> The fact is that authors already try things like <div/>, <p/> and even 
>> <a/>.  I've seen all of those examples in the wild.  See, for 
>> instance, the source of the XML 1.0 spec (and many others) which claim 
>> to be XHTML as text/html, littered with plenty of <a/> tags all 
>> throughout.
>> ...
> 
> Huh? The thing at <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/>? Don't see that 
> problem there.
> 
> If this was the case at an earlier point of time, it was probably caused 
> by a bug in their XSLT code, not the authors writing the spec (which 
> IMHO uses the W3C's xmlspec XML language).
> 
> Best regards, Julian

OK, I take that back.

The main problem here seems to be that <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/> 
is served as text/html, but contains XHTML content.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 13:45:16 UTC

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