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"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> I ran into them every day in HTML work, especially in Dynamic HTML work,
> where it actually mattered. They didn't have </>, but they didn't close
> their elements because they didn't have to - oh, except for tables where
> the browser would freak. Amazing how long it took people to figure that
> one out.
I think it is worth pointing out that tag ommission and short-tagging
are light years away from each other in terms of language parsing theory
and practical implications. Most programming languages use
If there were huge problems with it, we would know by now. I agree that
using *only* short-tagging is not appropriate for hand-edited
documentation. But I would also say that using *only* long-tagging is
similarly inappropriate because the depth of tags can obscure the
content <aside>especially within a single paragraph</aside>.