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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Nov 29 09:03:33 PST 2006

Lachlan Hunt schrieb:
> ...
> The fact is that authors already try things like <div/>, <p/> and even 
> <a/>.  I've seen all of those examples in the wild.  See, for instance, 
> the source of the XML 1.0 spec (and many others) which claim to be XHTML 
> as text/html, littered with plenty of <a/> tags all throughout.
> ...

Huh? The thing at <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/>? Don't see that 
problem there.

If this was the case at an earlier point of time, it was probably caused 
by a bug in their XSLT code, not the authors writing the spec (which 
IMHO uses the W3C's xmlspec XML language).

Best regards, Julian

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