[whatwg] self-closing tags in html5

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun Sep 26 13:17:57 PDT 2010

On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:12:16 +0200, William F Hammond  
<hammond at csc.albany.edu> wrote:
> [Originally mailed to whatwg on Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:24:49 -0400,
>  but blocked from the list due to subscription troubles]

Glad it worked out now!

> [...]
> 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.

Indeed, and the answer has not changed since this email to  
public-html-comments at w3.org:



Anne van Kesteren

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