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Validator goofs on missing '

From: Ron Akkersdijk <akkersdi@hio.hen.nl>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 13:24:36 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200110021724.TAA05551@blade-20.hio>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Hi Folks,

While checking various HMTL webpages made by
our students I discovered what I think is a bug.
The validator does not complain when a '>'
is missing, see for instance the html code
below, where the final ">" is missing from "</body"

Happy hunting.

					Ron Akkersdijk
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URI="http://www.hio.hen.nl/~akkersdi/CheckTest.html"

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=US-ASCII">
    <title>Testing the HTML Validator</title>
</head>
<body>
the next line is WRONG.
</body
</html>
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