On 15/12/2010 09:32, James Clark wrote: > It turns out that they do not. HTML5 says that the error recovery for > <br></br> > is to treat it as > <br><br> > (I find this bizarre in the extreme.) Basically it just tries to formalize existing browser parsing bugs. > The spec is hard to read but you > can see it in > > http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/tokenization.html#parsing-main-inbody > > An end tag whose tag name is "br" > > Parse error. Act as if a start tag token with the tag name "br" had > been seen. Ignore the end tag token. Note that is _only_ for br (as far as I can see) other void elements such as hr and img have a different recovery behaviour, and ignore the end tag. > > > There is a handy tool for seeing how the HTML5 spec recovers from errors: > http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/ > > James > yes although note you need to be using a browser that implements the html5 parser, hixie's dom viewer shows what dom your browser created rather than the dom the html5 spec specifies, or to get a different view of the same information you can (in firefox 4 at least) just select the document (or a fragment of the document) and view selection source from the right mouse menu option. Despite what it says it isn't really a source view it shows a linearisation of the relevant part of the dom. 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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