IMG tag not "closed"

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IMG tag not "closed"

Post by eugy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm

Hi, all,

I just noticed that in 3.2.1 (but I don't know WHEN this happened 1st time) img tags aren't closed.

In older version they are.

May I know why this decision was taken ? It's just a curiosity.

The reason is because I use a VB program to do some stuff in my forum content (it reads, get posts, elaborate them and make a scoreboard) and that end tag was necessary.
Not a real problem, I've noticed any image now ends with alt="Image">, I've modified my code, but I was thinking that close that tag could be better.

I repeat, it's just a curiosity :-)


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Re: IMG tag not "closed"

Post by Rahber » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:08 am

they are always closed.

I think its because of the browser you are trying to use.

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Re: IMG tag not "closed"

Post by Hanakin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:05 pm

HTML5 vs HTML4 thing ;) HTML5 is very loose with its tags meaning that you do not need to close tags that are self closing anymore.

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Re: IMG tag not "closed"

Post by eeji » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:50 pm

phpBB3.0.x used an XHTML doctype which required empty elements be closed. Since 3.1 the doctype used is for HTML5 which doesn't have this requirement.

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