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Bug 9093 - </p>text would ignore </p>, but it does not on IE8.
Summary: </p>text would ignore </p>, but it does not on IE8.
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: LC
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-02-19 21:47 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:30 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description contributor 2010-02-19 21:47:18 UTC

</p>text would ignore </p>, but it does not on IE8.

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-02-25 11:17:10 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Well... IE8 (and Safari) insert an empty P element node, but other than that, the result is the same. The spec intentionally doesn't reproduce this particular behaviour on the principle that since it apparently isn't required for compatibility, going for the saner behaviour (consistent with most other end tags) is better.
Comment 2 Yi-an Huang 2010-03-10 19:26:09 UTC
For the sake of simplicity (and i don't expect to see any visual difference either), I am fine with this resolution.