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possible validator bug - '>' not requred to close tag

From: <m_to-validatorlist-re_tagclosing@wickline.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 12:24:16 -0600
Message-ID: <3DEF99D0.6080307@wickline.org>
To: www-validator@w3.org


http://wickline.org/beta/validator/2002120500/

The above page has a menu option which is missing the closing > for an 
option element's close tag.

         so    <option>foo</option
instead of    <option>foo</option>

The typo causes the menu to render incorectly in most browsers, and I 
*thought* this was because it was invalid HTML. However, running the 
above URL through the validator shows no validation errors!

Is this one of those odd "HTML comes from SGML and SGML has this 
affordance for strange short-hand notation" cases? ...in which case we 
might have perfectly valid (but unorthodox) HTML and a common browser bug?

...or is this invalid HTML and an example of a bug in the validator (or 
in OpenSP)?


-matt

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Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 13:25:27 GMT

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