[whatwg] self-closing tags in html5

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun Sep 26 01:42:28 PDT 2010

On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:24:49 +0200, William F Hammond  
<hammond at csc.albany.edu> wrote:
> For example, while it is true that major browsers seem to treat "<p/>"
> as an open tag, the relevant question for backward comptatibility is
> whether anyone has been relying on the idea that "<p/>" can be used to
> begin a non-empty paragraph.

Sites unfortunately do things like that so we cannot introduce this as a  
global syntax.

Anne van Kesteren

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