I was really exited by that feature, and actually help out testing and giving early feedback when the PR was open. It was cool to test something I wanted so much, and help to give it shape. Although, something was bugging me since the first time I try it: void elements was changed to self-closing elements.
This was largely discussed, and one of the main arguments the Prettier team had was the fact that self-closing elements was XML-compatible, but prettier itself doesn't support XML as is. Since I notice, I try to strongly express my opinion on this, after all, Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. I open an issue to give support to an option because I was against this behavior. Several guide styles about HTML recommend void elements to be expressed as is, because after all, the closing tag will be ignored by the browser, and it could lead to potentially annoying, but really unlikely, bugs.
However, since I was the one who push my team to use Prettier as a formatter, I went ahead and implement the upgrade. It was almost 5 months ago, with the version 1.15. In 5 months I've been working every day with templates, and components, and I have to say: I don't notice it.
I just use the formatter and have forgot about it. I don't remember if it is void, or self-closed, and so far I haven't found any noticeable misbehavior. The browser does actually ignore the closing tag, and that's all.
However, an automatic formatter had bring so many advantages to my work. I literally spend zero time moving the attributes up and down, trying them to fit one line, or giving them a new line when I want to. All the files have exact the same format, reading HTML have become so much easy.
And this is the win. It doesn't really matter this little details, when you have a consistent source base. You can add any number or properties, and Prettier will manage how to handle them.
I've read people in the issue, complaining about the closing tag hurts their eyes, or because their team won't accept this as their style guide is giving the opposite advice, and this post is for you all: Do yourself a favor, and use Prettier as is right now. In a couple months you won't notice. I promise. You will gain so much, compromising for so little, it is worth.
This applies for the closing tag in a new line thing. Funny story, the JSX option was added by Facebook because they use it the other way Prettier was doing it in that moment.
This is all. This was just a quick post about how I changed my opinion about Prettier formatting on HTML. I hope you like it. I promise I will writing a little bit more for now on.