[whatwg] text/html flavor conformance checkers and <foo />

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Feb 24 15:42:39 PST 2006

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Brad Neuberg wrote:
> Unfortunately, <foo /> is the real world way of "hacking" XHTML support 
> into IE, since IE will belch if you give <foo/>.  You also have to serve 
> it up as text/html for IE.....  You should probably transform it into 
> what people expect it in the real world, which is turning <foo /> into 
> <foo>.

Agreed. (With an error as well.)

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