[Twisted-Python] woven bug?
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Mon Oct 20 16:07:30 EDT 2003
On Monday, October 20, 2003, at 12:42 PM, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> hey, i was not aware of a difference between "<tag/>" and
> i always tought the first was just a contraction for the second. i'll
> re-read the xml specs. thank you very much.
It is, *if* you're talking to an XML parser. The issue is that XHTML is
supposed to be backwards compatible with HTML4 parsers. They will
interpret the <tag /> notation to mean the same thing as <tag>. Thus,
using a block level element like div with that notation means an HTML4
parser will think it never gets closed and will cause rendering errors.
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