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

Rimantas Liubertas rimantas at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 02:03:23 PST 2006

> Indeed, and, from the broad indications they do give, there's /nothing/
> to suggest that they favour conformant markup over non-conformant
> markup: "Currently we take into account several factors, including a
> given page's simplicity, how much visual imagery it carries and whether
> or not its primary purpose is immediately viable with keyboard
> navigation."

There are some relevant advices at
They don't mention accessibility and are oriented towards betters
position at SERPs,
"Make sure that your TITLE and ALT tags are descriptive and accurate.;
Check for broken links and correct HTML. ;Use a text browser such as
Lynx to examine your site, because most search engine spiders see your
site much as Lynx would. If fancy features such as JavaScript,
cookies, session IDs, frames, DHTML, or Flash keep you from seeing all
of your site in a text browser, then search engine spiders may have
trouble crawling your site."

These won't hurt accessibility either.


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