[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?
rubys at intertwingly.net
Wed Nov 29 08:42:14 PST 2006
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.
Quite likely I read the part of the spec dealing with the "list of
active formating elements" too quickly. My mistake.
- Sam Ruby
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