[whatwg] [html5] STYLE and SCRIPT elements should not be closed at </
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Feb 23 18:19:35 PST 2006
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > The STYLE and SCRIPT elements should be closed at the first
> > > occurrence of '</' according to section 6.2 of the HTML 4.01
> > > specification. This is not compatible with current implementations
> > > (Mozilla, Opera, IE, et cetera) and especially not compatible
> > > with the internet.
> > >
> > > I think we should overwrite this statement of HTML 4.01 in section
> > > 1.8 of the web applications specification.
> > That would mean giving up the fiction that HTML is an SGML
> > application.
> It once was, but if it still is an SGML application it would be incompatible
> with the web. Similar for "<br />" and such I guess.
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