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Re: Promotion of XHTML

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 06:51:48 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200301020651.h026pmd02964@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> > How does using XHTML make it easier for the author to close every tag?
> 
> Because the validators spot it.

Literal answer: it is not legal to have unclosed tags in HTML, only unclosed
elements.

However, the nsgmls program that underlies the W3C validator can be run in
a mode in which it makes optional closing tags, and optional elements 
explicit.
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