[whatwg] title/meta elements outside of <head>
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Feb 7 16:24:45 PST 2012
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Michael Day wrote:
> Currently the spec seems to indicate that title and meta elements found
> in the body will stay where they are and not be added to the head.
> However, if these elements occur after the head and before the body then
> they will be added to the head.
> Is this intentional?
> Sample document #1:
> <title>This will stay in the body</title>
> Sample document #2:
> <title>This will be moved to the head</title>
> Sample document #3:
> <title>Now we are in the body, where this will stay</title>
> What is the reason why title/meta elements are not always moved to the
> head, regardless of where they appear?
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> They didn't need to be for compatibility, so we went with less magic.
> Also, being able to use <meta> and <link> as descendants of <body> is
> useful for Microdata and RDFa Lite without having to mint new void
Henri is correct.
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