[whatwg] On tag inference

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Sep 4 12:23:57 PDT 2005

On Sep 4, 2005, at 19:46, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Quoting Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>:
>> What about the interaction of <section> with <head> and <body>?
> You said yourself that any element other than a few known ones closes 
> the HEAD
> element and implies a BODY element start tag.

So I did, but I now think my reasoning leading to that conclusion was 
flawed. (I should have corrected myself on this mailing list earlier.) 
If only a closed list of elements is allowed in HEAD, it will be 
impossible to introduce extensions that occur as children of HEAD. An 
explicit list of element starts that close HEAD would solve that 

The implicit boundary of HEAD and BODY is a tricky issue with 
open-ended extensions. I guess I'll have to examine browser behavior as 
the next step.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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