[whatwg] "nobr" is not an active formatting element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jun 18 14:30:31 PDT 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Dave Hyatt wrote:
> <nobr> is an active formatting element for us in our WebKit nightlies, 
> and it has caused compat problems.  Search for something in froogle to 
> see a nice big rendering error caused by us reopening <nobr> across a 
> </div>.

IE doesn't close the <nobr> at a </div>. There are other differences 
between IE and Safari here; are you sure that this is what is causing the 

Take this test case:


Opera, Safari, and IE all render it the same. Only Firefox does it 
differently, and precisely because of not treating <nobr> as reopening 
across a </div>.

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