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Re: [Lynx-dev] A patch for lynx.

From: Zephaniah E. Hull
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] A patch for lynx.
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:32:06 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 10:15:31PM +0100, David Woolley wrote:
> Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> >of '<tag some_attributes />', which means fairly exactly
> >'<tag some_attributes></tag>'.
> No it doesn't.  In XHTML 1.0 written in *Non*-HTML compatible
> mode it has this meaning.  In HTML it has had a de facto meaning
> of simply <tag some_attributes>.

To verify here, is the / actually legal in any version of HTML or XHTML
that does not consider this a closing statement?

If so, does it actually have any _meaning_?

If the answer is no to either of these, then I simply _can't_ see this
as a valid reason not to parse this as stated above.

Especially in a browser that has lynx's handling of <tag/foo/>.

(Try it if you never have, then come back with an explination of why we
should support that and _not_ support a usage that's not all that
uncommon in the wild.)

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* james would be more impressed if netgod's magic powers could stop the
splits in the first place...
* netgod notes debian developers are notoriously hard to impress
        -- Seen on #Debian

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