On 16/12/2010 07:21, Henri Sivonen wrote: > Who would this benefit and how? It would be a _massive_ benefit. The current rules make the grammar for the most used documentation language in the world hard to understand and consequently make it hard to generate or process. This is a price that you want to be paid forever. It is only apparently done for the convenience of reducing testing code paths in current browser implementations. Unless this is changed, people are going to be debugging problems with empty elements having been generated using /> and thus not working _forever_. This is a real cost that has apparently just been completely neglected in the design of html5. David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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