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- From: James Clark <email@example.com>
- To: Henri Sivonen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:10:29 +0700
There's legacy content that looks "wrong" if that doesn't render as two line breaks.
> (a) Allowing something like <br></br>
There's legacy content that looks "wrong" if that's treated as an empty element.
> (b) Allowing something like <a/>
And this legacy content starts with "<!DOCTYPE html>"?
I believe the standard should provide a parsing mode (and a way of triggering that parsing mode) that does not attempt to be 100% backwards compatible with bizarre and confusing browser bugs.
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