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

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Tue Dec 5 07:28:03 PST 2006

On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 10:00:06 +0600, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at gmail.com> wrote:

> And as I write this email, it's finally come to me one method that would
> work for even the most clueless and apathetic of web publishers: What if
> Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Live were to display a human-readable string,
> denoting the content type, hyperlinked to a web page that gives the details
> of that content type.  For example, assume some future version of that the
> Web Apps current-work page was written in XHTML 1.0 yet it failed the
> validator; it could look like this (example from Google):
> 	Web Applications 1.0
> 	The list of active formatting elements; Creating and
> 	inserting HTML elements; Closing elements that have
> 	implied end tags; ...
> 	whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/ - Similar pages - XHTML 1.0

An interesting idea, but I don't see how Google would benefit from this. On the other hand, it requires effort, and it would set Google somewhat at war with owners of numerous corporate websites whose image would be spoiled.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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