[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Nov 29 12:34:50 PST 2006
Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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
> Huh? The thing at <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/>? Don't see that
> problem there.
Yes, did you look at the source code?
<h2><a name="abstract" id="abstract" />Abstract</h2>
See that <a/> element? That's fine in XML, but it's served as
text/html, so its treated as an unclosed <a> element.
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