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[whatwg] void elements vs. content model = "empty"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:26:45 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706210526280.9149@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Simon Pieters wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 00:28:37 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > 
> > > > Also, if there's a difference between content=empty and 'void elements'
> > > > it deserves an explanation.
> > > 
> > > One is just about the content model, the other is just about the syntax.
> > > They're not really related, though it happens to be the case that all
> > > elements that have an empty content model are void elements in HTML.
> > 
> > FWIW, <script src> has empty content model but still requires the end tag.
> 
> That is not true. The contents of a <script src> is interpreted as script and
> executed if loading the resource pointed to by the src-attribute fails. In
> other words
> 
> <script src="http://nonexistant.example.com/">
> alert('hi');
> </script>
> 
> should bring up an alert.

This doesn't seem to be the case as far as I can tell.

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