[xquery-talk] html serialization

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Mon Mar 23 12:33:38 PST 2009

I agree, there's a rule missing here from the spec. I've bugged it for you


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Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: talk-bounces at x-query.com 
> [mailto:talk-bounces at x-query.com] On Behalf Of Matthias Brantner
> Sent: 23 March 2009 10:34
> To: talk at x-query.com
> Subject: [xquery-talk] html serialization
> Hello,
> the HTML specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/) says 
> that div, textarea, and script tags require an end tag to be 
> present. It seems to me that this doesn't allow those tags to 
> be empty element tags (e.g. <script/>). However, the HTML 
> serialization chapter of the XSLT and XQuery serialization 
> specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-xquery-serialization/
> ) doesn't define this. It only defines elements that must not 
> have an end-tag for empty elements.
> Am I missing something here? Do you think that this should be 
> added to the serialization specification?
> Thanks in advance
> Matthias
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