[whatwg] Empty elements

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Wed Feb 15 16:24:34 PST 2006

BTW, not sure if you have this in the WhatWG parsing spec, but a  
stray </p> (that does not match some opening <p>) has to be treated  
like an open <p>.

Also, <script src="..."/> is actually supported even in HTML by  
Firefox and Safari.  We're stuck with it forever as well, since most  
of the Dashboard widgets use <script src="..."/> in HTML.  It isn't  
understood by WinIE or Opera though.  You can say we're wrong in the  
spec, but we won't be able to change it. :(

(hyatt at apple.com)

On Feb 15, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Michael Enright wrote:
>> What about '<foo />' with a space between 'o' and '/' ? There are  
>> many
>> "legacy" pages with that kind of mark-up on <br> elements and so  
>> forth.
> There are also lot of legacy pages that do it on things like <p>,  
> sadly.
> On <br> it's harmless, and it doesn't help either way to say that it
> makes an empty element, since it's empty anyway. On other elements, it
> makes HTML5 UAs have a different DOM that legacy UAs.
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