[whatwg] [html5] STYLE and SCRIPT elements should not be closed at </

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 25 06:41:46 PST 2005

On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> The STYLE and SCRIPT elements should be closed at the first occurrence 
> of '</' according to section 6.2 of the HTML 4.01 specification. This is 
> not compatible with current implementations (Mozilla[2], Opera, IE, et 
> cetera) and especially not compatible with the internet.
> I think we should overwrite this statement of HTML 4.01 in section 
> 1.8[3] of the web applications specification.

That would mean giving up the fiction that HTML is an SGML application.

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