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POP Quiz time!

How do these three bits of HTML get parsed?

  1. <foo bar=baz/>
    (no space between the value and the slash
  2. <foo bar=baz />
    (space after the unquoted value)
  3. <foo bar=”baz”/>
    (quoted attribute value)

The value of the bar attribute in the first example is literally “baz/” with the slash, and no errors or warnings are generated. The second and third ones are parsed out as “baz” as most people would probably expect.