[whatwg] SGML declaration

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 16 06:08:30 PDT 2004

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, fantasai wrote:
> The one backwards-incompatible change I'm considering is changing the
> NET delimiter the same way XML does so that
>    <foo/>content/
> does not get interpreted as
>    <foo><content</foo>
> or
>    <foo></foo><content/
> (depending on whether foo is an empty element or not)
> by true SGML parsers.

I'd much rather we just fix browsers to accept NET delimiters...

Mind you, this would catch all the people who insist on putting />
nonsense into their HTML documents, so maybe it's not too bad. NET
SHORTTAG just has a bit of sentimental value...

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