[ic] item-options with closing options tag

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Thu Mar 3 05:32:59 EST 2005

On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 16:37:23 -0800
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org> wrote:

> On 03/02/05 13:22, Daniel Browning wrote:
> > Some developers (myself included) prefer to do without the closing </option>,
> > since the HTML standard specifies that it is optional.  Less is more.
> However, in the newer xhtml standards the closing </option> is mandatory 
> and while I know that IC does not even attempt to comply to xhtml 
> standards I think it might be a good idea to code ceartain things like 
> this with the eventual thought that it would make it easier to 
> transition to xhtml in the future if it ever becomes desirable.

I second this, but there is a disadvantage on high-traffic servers if you
pages with many/long dropdown menus. It might increase the page size
significantly, so we should make this optional.


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