2011-01-19 17:32:49: Created issue 'Permit closing tag for new, void elements - for legacy compatibility = XHTML alignment (' nickname permit-close-tag owned by Julian Reschke on product HTML 5 spec, description '(raised on behalf of Leif Halvard Silli, see <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8038
It is hereby suggested
* to permit a close tag for new void elements
* to require that the close tag of such eleements would have to
immediately follow the open tag
meaning that a close tag separated by content would have to
be treated as just a stray close tag and a parse error.
Otherwise, if content were permitted and the HTML5-parsers were
required to look for the close tag that didn immediately follow,
then a an open tag alone wouldn't work , since the parser then
would have to parse to the end of the document
to know if there is a close tag.
This proposal is motivated by two factors: FIRSTLY, to be compatible with
HTML-parsers that haven't been updated to support a new void, element (and
thereby ease the introduction of new, void, elements) and SECONDLY, by a wish
to align the HTML syntax as much as possible with the XML syntax.
' non-public [Julian Reschke]