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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 29 08:28:30 PST 2006

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 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.

I'll reply to the rest of the thread later (I'm personally still unsure 
about the proposal, and I'm eagerly reading each mail on the thread to 
see what points people are making), but I just wanted to jump in here and 
clarify that "<b><i>OMG!</b></i>" has exactly the same status in the spec 
right now as "<img/>" does. So if what we do for "<b><i>OMG!</b></i>" is 
acceptable, then I don't really understand what the proposal is.

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