[whatwg] self-closing tags in html5

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 10:58:16 PST 2010

2010/12/31 Kornel Lesiński <kornel at geekhood.net>:
> I think HTML5 can specify that a fixed set of old HTML elements has to be
> closed according to HTML rules, but all other elements support self-closing
> syntax like XML.

That just makes the HTML syntax even more complicated and confusing.
At least at present it's consistent in this respect (although not in
many other respects).

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