[whatwg] self-closing tags in html5
yuhongbao_386 at hotmail.com
Sat May 14 02:48:10 PDT 2011
Kornel Lesiński wrote:
> Parsing of non-HTML elements is not interoperable between IE and non-IE
> browsers. IE already supports self-closing syntax on prefixed elements,
> but other browsers don't:
> and IE cannot properly parse unknown non-prefixed elements, except when
> (relatively new) workaround is used (http://ejohn.org/blog/html5-shiv):
FYI, the reason is that IE5 supported mixing foreign XML content into HTML
long before HTML5 added this support. It is used for VML for example.
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