HTML - Palpable content


As a general rule, elements whose content model allows any flow content or phrasing content should have at least one node in its contents:

  • that is palpable content (Can be manipulated ?)
  • and that does not have the hidden attribute specified.

This requirement is not a hard requirement as there are many cases where an element can be empty legitimately.


The following elements are palpable content:

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