[whatwg] HTML syntax: </thead>, </tbody> and </tfoot> omission
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Nov 30 14:44:43 PST 2006
On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
> The syntax section says:
> A thead element's end tag may be omitted if the thead
> element is immediately followed by a tbody or tr element.
> Tables created by the HTML parser in conforming HTML5 will always have a
> tbody element.
Oops, that should have been tbody and tfoot. Good catch.
> Further, the <tbody> start tag is also optional if it
> starts with <tr>. [...]
Good catch as well.
> I think this is better fixed by talking about start tags instead of
> elements (except for parent elements).
It gets very confusing if you talk about tags being followed by elements.
The "tags" are just unstructured characters in a stream. The "elements"
are in a DOM. So the presence or absence of tags IMHO has to be given in
terms of the elements in the DOM.
But at any rate, fixed, by saying that <tbody> can't be omitted if the
preceeding element's end tag was omitted.
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