[whatwg] 22.214.171.124: trailing slash and atheism
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Dec 1 04:13:49 PST 2006
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> This character has no effect when the document is parsed by an HTML5
> parser. However, if the document when parsed by an XML parser, the
> trailing slash converts the tag into an empty-element tag, and thereby
> makes an otherwise malformed element well-formed.
If you're trying to parse a HTML5 document with an XML parser you're doing
something really screwy anyway.
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