[HTML5] Wacky DOM behavior

Jeff Cutsinger jeff at cutsinger.org
Thu Jun 28 11:41:18 PDT 2007

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Jeff Cutsinger wrote:
>> I've been toying around with HTML5 a bit and I've run into this strange 
>> behavior in Firefox (2.0).
>> <nav>
>>   <ul>...</ul>
>> </nav>
>> Results in the ul element being a sibling of the nav. This makes 
>> scripting a bit difficult. Advice? Should I simply not use the new 
>> elements? (I wrote a blog entry with more detail: 
>> http://jeff.cutsinger.org/news/14/Adventures-in-HTML5). You can also see 
>> the whole site (in its broken state) at http://jeff.cutsinger.org/test/ 
> Yeah sadly Firefox and IE both are not doing default parsing in a way that 
> is compatible with block-level element descendants (in Firefox's case), 
> or any descendants (in IE's case). I recommend using <div class="foo"> 
> instead of <foo> until such time as Firefox fixes their parsing behaviour. 
> (In IE's case you can sidestep the problem with scripts, as it puts the 
> end tag in the DOM too.) Urge Firefox to fix their parser too. :-)

Is there an open ticket on bugzilla somewhere?

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