Re: XMLisms and HTML parsing and modes
On 17/12/2010 00:23, Liam R E Quin wrote: > So it was in HTML at least as far back as 1995. > > It was probably done so that attribute values didn't need to > be quoted as long as they parsed as SGML tokens, but had the > consequence of enabling a whole bunch of other <i/features/ with the html4 sgml declaration <br/> parses as <br>> so it should cause a linebreak then typeset a >, and <div/> similarly parses as <div>> so should typeset a > at the start of the div. But as you indicate, typical browsers didn't implement / as specified. html5 specifies what they did, more or less. David
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