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