[whatwg] text/html flavor conformance checkers and <foo />

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Apr 26 05:57:19 PDT 2005

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> What should text/html flavor conformance checkers say about <foo />?
> Silently treat as <foo>> as per SGML?


> Silently treat as <foo> as per real world?

Intentionally buggy/broken behaviour should not be carried over into 
conformance checkers.

> Report a warning?


> Report an error?

I don't think it should be an error.  A warning like the WDG validator 
issues is appropriate.

> What about <foo/>?

Same as <foo />.

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