[whatwg] void elements vs. content model = "empty"

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Wed Jun 20 17:27:11 PDT 2007

Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 00:28:37 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>> Also, if there's a difference between content=empty and 'void elements'
>>> it deserves an explanation.
>> One is just about the content model, the other is just about the syntax.
>> They're not really related, though it happens to be the case that all
>> elements that have an empty content model are void elements in HTML.
> FWIW, <script src> has empty content model but still requires the end tag.

That is not true. The contents of a <script src> is interpreted as 
script and executed if loading the resource pointed to by the 
src-attribute fails. In other words

<script src="http://nonexistant.example.com/">

should bring up an alert.

/ Jonas

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