[whatwg] Parsing: should <foo><dd></foo> close the DD?

Simon Pieters zcorpan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 07:27:38 PDT 2007

I sent a bug report to Opera saying that given the markup  
"<foo><dd></foo>X", X should be a sibling to FOO instead of a child of DD.  
According to Anne the bug report was invalid per the current spec:

On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:03:29 +0200, <bug-261248-s1234 at bugs.opera.com>  

> I think this bug report is invalid. When you hit </foo> <dd> is the  
> bottommost node of the stack. <dd> is in neither the formatting nor  
> phrasing category (it's in special) and therefore the </foo> end tag is  
> ignored.

However, in IE, Firefox and Safari, the DD does get closed at </foo>, so  
perhaps this is a bug in the spec?

Simon Pieters

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