end tags...

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 22:37:23 -0500


Message-Id: <199609220340.WAA16225@inet.htcnet.com>
From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: end tags...
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 22:37:23 -0500

I know, full of questions, but I am trying to see if I can get a parser
up and going, and I would like to get just a little mode understanding
than just authoring...

Its known that many tags either don't have a closing tag or can be
closed automatically...  

Some parts of the specification state that a closing tag is required...
but I ask that in case of such a closing tag error, is it correct to
recover by closing such tags:

<P><FONT>Hello There</P>

Would it be advisable to just close the <FONT> tag down at the </P>,
or, in the case of validation, would it be better to suggest the author
to correct such sequences? (excluding buggy browsers)

As such, is it incorrect that MSIE fails on the following?

<HEAD>
	<STYLE> blah blah style here 
</HEAD>

I just read over the specification, which states that CDATA ends at the
occurance of the closing tag or those tags of in which it is nested ...
 MSIE instead displays a blank page because it never ran into a closing
</STYLE> ...

what do you think?

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