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Tidy - avoid removal of empty elements

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Hello,

we'd like to avoid removing empty elements with tidy, such as:
<span class="test"></span>

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since we need it for several css hacks. We know the option to just include an escaped whitespace:
<span class="test">&nbsp;</span>

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but that's not really an option. Also we cannot add name or id attributes, since otherwise any single span element would need a unique name.

Is there a way in the tidy options to configure NOT to remove empty tags?

Thanks and bests
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Question by:semantique
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what you are using is the best option to avoid tidy removing empty tags.

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