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Allow terminating void elements with semicolons (;) #96

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commented Jul 30, 2017

When Rust and HTML syntax differ, Maud tends to side with Rust syntax. This can be seen with string literals, for example, where we use backslash escapes instead of HTML entities. Using ; to terminate void
elements is consistent with this idea.

Moreover, this reduces confusion around the generated code. Maud does not insert an extra slash into the HTML output (as per the spec) but the syntax may imply otherwise.

This confusion may have been the cause of a bug I found in the wild, where the code omitted the trailing slash on an input element. I suspect that this is because the author thought that a trailing slash in the Maud template would lead to one in the HTML output. Switching to semicolons would prevent this misconception.

When Rust and HTML syntax differ, Maud tends to side with Rust syntax.
This can be seen with string literals, for example, where we use
backslash escapes instead of HTML entities. Using `;` to terminate void
elements is consistent with this idea.

Moreover, this reduces confusion around the generated code. Maud does
not insert an extra slash into the HTML output (as per the spec) but
the syntax may imply otherwise.

This confusion may have been the cause of a [bug I found in the
wild][1], where the code omitted the trailing slash on an `input`
element. I suspect that this is because the author thought that a
trailing slash in the Maud template would lead to one in the HTML
output. Switching to semicolons would prevent this misconception.

[1]: anowell/quasar#3
@lambda-fairy lambda-fairy force-pushed the void-elements-semicolons branch from 93b460e to 88bf052 Jul 30, 2017
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commented Aug 4, 2017

Merged in 1785071

@lambda-fairy lambda-fairy deleted the void-elements-semicolons branch Aug 4, 2017
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