[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Tue Apr 5 03:37:27 PDT 2005

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> No, there is no implied body element in either of those fragments.

I appreciate your comments but I was wondering if you have taken into 
account what existing user agents do. Since that, not some 
out-of-date-not-followed SGML standard, should be standardized in my 
humble opinion.

That also means that:


... generates:


... whether you like it or not. Same for the other cases. I do not think 
it makes sense to say all current UAs are non-compliant as many pages 
may rely on the kind of DOM they generate.

  Anne van Kesteren

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