The old XHTML tag format and current day...
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:06am
When I first started writing HTML stuff back in 1997 on my first GeoCities site, it was plain old HTML.
Then XHTML came around and now things all required closing tags. So, I got used to adding closing tags to everything.
Now, we're past XHTML and now the closing tags are no longer needed again and are optional. I still find myself using them because it's become baked into my brain at this point.
I guess it's not a big deal because either work these days but if you look at the source of this page, there's a mix of "br"s with closing tags and not (fixed in next release).
It's one of those things where it's not exactly wrong but it's not exactly correct for HTML5 either. I guess for now, I'll stay with the XHTML way.
Though, I can't say I miss having this huge thing at the top of the page:
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