[whatwg] Empty elements
Jukka K. Korpela
jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Mon Aug 29 03:17:29 PDT 2011
29.8.2011 13:10, Simon Pieters wrote:
>> In which way is "void" better than "empty"?
> The sentence "<p></p> is an empty element since it has no content, but p
> is not an empty element." is more confusing.
More confusing than what? (Is that hypothetical sentence more confusing
than "<p></p> is a void element since it has no content, but p is not a
Previously, "empty element" was used as a technical term, and <p></p>
was not called an empty element. If somewhat calls it that way, doesn't
that just call for a correction and a pointer to a definition, rather
than changing the term?
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