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

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Tue Jan 25 06:44:57 PST 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

It once was, but if it still is an SGML application it would be 
incompatible with the web. Similar for "<br />" and such I guess.

  Anne van Kesteren

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