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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:04:36 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tjt35yq564w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>
On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:14:03 +0100, Hallvord R M Steen  
<hallvors at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, it sounds sane to me to align validation as much as possible
> with the UA parsing in a way that issues that aren't really problems
> for the UA aren't flagged as invalid. Closing slash on void elements
> sounds like a good example of "this is invalid because we're sticking
> to our fixed ideas"[1] rather than "this is invalid for technical
> reasons like causing ambiguities in DOM parsing". So I support Sam's
> approach.

Well, nothing per the parsing section causes "ambiguities in DOM parsing"  
(assuming I understand what that means). So I'm not sure what you're  

> That said, HTML5 must see
> <input type="checkbox" checked/>
> as a checkbox input with a "checked" attribute.

It does.

> [...]
> [1] disclaimer: not intended as a flame-bait but probably is one.. :-?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 30 November 2006 07:04:36 UTC

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