[whatwg] Re: DOCTYPE shouldn't be optional

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 17 09:56:24 PDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> Ian Hickson writes:
> > > .. and some of the DOM code, like whether anonymous elements exist 
> > > in the DOM, iirc.
> >
> > "Anonymous elements"?
> Possibly not the correct term. Isn't it accurate to say that in HTML, a 
> TBODY element is only present in the DOM if it is actually present in 
> the source, while in XHTML, a TBODY element is created in the DOM even 
> if it isn't present in the source?

Other way around. The term is "implied elements", by the way. (That is, 
the ones in HTML are implied; in XHTML they are just missing!)

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