[html5] Transparent content model

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 16 00:08:34 PDT 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Jordan Robert Dobson wrote:
> Can you recommend a reference where I can read up more on what a 
> transparent element is? I think I get it... but not 100%.

The formal reference is the spec, but that might not help. :-)


The basic idea is just that if in the markup you were to take the tags for 
the transparent element out, and it would still be valid, then it's ok:

   <p>Foo <ins> bar </ins> </p>


   <p>Foo       bar        </p>

Does that make sense?

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