[whatwg] Empty elements
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 15 16:16:05 PST 2006
On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Michael Enright wrote:
> What about '<foo />' with a space between 'o' and '/' ? There are many
> "legacy" pages with that kind of mark-up on <br> elements and so forth.
There are also lot of legacy pages that do it on things like <p>, sadly.
On <br> it's harmless, and it doesn't help either way to say that it
makes an empty element, since it's empty anyway. On other elements, it
makes HTML5 UAs have a different DOM that legacy UAs.
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