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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Nov 29 08:24:39 PST 2006

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:15:53 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net>  
> Is there really any excuse for allowing "<b><i>OMG!</b></i>"?  No, but  
> HTML5 is willing to pinch its nose with thumb and forefinger and look  
> the other way.  It literally is not a battle worth fighting.

Just like <b /> that causes a (perhaps several) parse error. Nothing  
special is done about it in HTML5.

Anne van Kesteren

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