[whatwg] <p> elements containing other block-level elements
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Feb 24 15:17:58 PST 2006
On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > (Note that HTML1 was not an SGML application; HTML2 was retrofitted
> > into the SGML world for theoretical reasons, but the real world never
> > really caught up with that theory.)
> Yes, I'm aware of what HTML 1 was (Martin Bryan explains it well ,
> for anyone that doesn't know) and, IMO, it was a very good decision to
> formalise it as SGML. However, as you say, the real world never caught
> on, and, sadly, probably never will (at least not in any mainstream
> browser). :-(
HTML5 is for the mainstream browser above all.
> > We can change content models and add concepts like namespaces to the
> > XML parser easily; we can at best add new elements when it comes to
> > the HTML parser.
> Fair enough. I guess this is one reason why XHTML is so good – the
> mistakes of the past with SGML/HTML won't be repeated, and progress
> won't be held up so much by buggy browsers. it's just a pity it's not
> yet supported in IE. I'm also starting to understand why you don't
> consider HTML an application of SGML, although I still don't like it.
Hey, I'm not over-joyous about it myself.
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