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

Robert Sayre sayrer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 08:44:52 PST 2006

On 11/29/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:29:42 +0100, Robert Sayre <sayrer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The bug would request that Wordpress doesn't try to output XML for the
> >> text/html media type. That seems to be the problem here.
> >
> > Ok, so what would the text be? What problem would you tell them you were
> > fixing?
> I won't be fixing anything on Wordpress for the foreseeable future.
> Anyway, the bug report would point to http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml
> and try to talk them into switching to HTML4 or something so they can
> easier switch to HTML5 later.

Hmm, while that's in an interesting document, I'm not sure it presents
a "clear mental model" for authors. Lachlan wrote that the current
situation is clearer than Sam's proposal.

So far, WHAT-WG members have failed to write a one or two paragraph
bug report in clear English, with the target being the relatively
advanced HTML authors working on WordPress. Can it be done?


Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."

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