[html5] Abbreviated title tags render a blank background?
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 15 13:26:07 PDT 2011
On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Nathan Neff wrote:
> I apologize in advance if this question is in a FAQ somewhere or has
> been asked already on this mailing list.
> I have a simple HTML page that has a blank <title> element that's
> expressed using <title /> This is probably incorrect/invalid (x)HTML.
It's correct XHTML, incorrect HTML.
> The issue I have is how certain browsers handle this problem.
> For example, Firefox 3 "correctly" renders the body of the html file
> below. (For a live example, see
> <title />
> If you <br />see this body, you're probably not using Chrome or Firefox 4.
> Chrome and Firefox 4 do not show this text.
> Firefox 4 and Google Chrome only render a blank background.
Firefox 4 and Chrome are correct.
> Is this behavior a rule of HTML 5?
On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> As far as I can see (and the parsing rules are somewhat complex, for me
> at least), HTML 5 prescribes processing of <title> element content as
> raw text data, so yes. The element is only closed by an explicit
> </title> tag. If I'm not mistaken, this also applies to XHTML
> serialization of HTML 5.
The XHTML serialisation of HTML is XML, so only XML syntax rules apply.
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