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What is wrong with <td/>?

From: Roger W Haworth <W@RHaworth.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:59:11 +0100
Message-ID: <85DCAF638A1A41DF9B3937DB590BBB31@NEW2013>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
In this page for example I use lots of self-closing <td/>s. When I declare the doctype to be HTML5 the validator says:
  Self-closing syntax (/>) used on a non-void HTML element. Ignoring the slash and treating as a start tag.
I cannot see anything wrong with <td/>. Please tell the validator to stop rejecting it.

Roger W Haworth
Received on Friday, 18 September 2015 12:18:37 UTC

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