[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Dec 4 03:50:30 PST 2006

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> I'll name the difference of XHTML_all and XHTML_compatible as 
>> XHTML_incompatible. Lachlan gave examples that indicate that 
>> XHTML_incompatible is not empty.
> I'm sorry but may I please ask for a reference? I unfortunately don't 
> know where to find that needle in the haystack. Or did you mean Ian 
> Hickson?: http://hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml

No, he meant the list of examples that demonstrate the kinds of errors
millions of authors make when attempting to use XHTML as text/html.


FWIW, that list was based on this old article of mine which has a lot 
more information and discussion in it.


>> This means that you lose any benefits that hinge on you only having 
>> to ensure targeting XHTML_all.
> That benefit is so huge it can't even be easily calculated.

What benefits are there and what makes them so huge?

> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> http://www.w3.org/mid/44FD91FE.1090805@lachy.id.au
> In that email you wrote: 
> 	"My point is that the whole idea of embedding 
> 	XML in HTML is nonsense and  should have no 
> 	part in any transition from HTML to XML.  I'll be 
> 	explaining this last point more in a future post."
> Have you written that post yet, and if so may I have the reference?


Lachlan Hunt

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