[whatwg] On tag inference

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Sep 4 12:51:05 PDT 2005

On Sep 4, 2005, at 22:23, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> 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 
> problem.
> 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.

It appears that my first attempt was compatible with browsers and 
introducing new child elements of HEAD is already impossible.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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