allow /> for html4/xhtml documents (with possible html5 warning) #30

Pomax opened this Issue Apr 27, 2012 · 1 comment


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Pomax commented Apr 27, 2012

we should not fatally break on older html closers, rather we should allow it and warn or notify


This was fixed in 83034bf.

Note that we do not allow /> for non-void elements, because the results of this are actually completely unintuitive--you'd think that a browser would see it and self-close the element, as XHTML does, but it actually just throws out the /, interpreting it as an opening tag but not closing it. I once spent hours debugging some HTML I wrote because the result was so counterintuitive.

@toolness toolness closed this Apr 27, 2012
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