[wp-hackers] WP issues
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Tue Jun 5 20:00:07 GMT 2007
> No, the solidus represents a null end tag.
A solidus is just a forward slash. Both closing tags for empty elements
("</blah>") and empty elements with a minimized syntax ("<blah />") use a
Since HTML constructs like "<p></p>" are perfectly valid, HTML obviously
allows the solidus on empty tags. You really meant "HTML doesn't allow
empty elements with a minimized syntax", but that's not correct as I noted
You can continue to disagree, but I've said everything I needed to about
this tiny-yet-almost-completely-insignificant issue.
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WP issues
On 4 Jun 2007, at 21:05, Charles wrote:
>> Actually, you can't make an HTML theme. HTML disallows the solidus
>> on empty tags.
> I know you mean that HTML disallows the minimized syntax for empty
> elements (since the regular form also uses a solidus in the closing
> tag), but "<br />" validates fine for HTML Transitional.
No, the solidus represents a null end tag. It validates as a NET,
not as a self-closing tag
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