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Bug in online validator?

From: Kevin Krause <kevin@sutje.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 17:45:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020921234524.56b79354.kevin@sutje.de>

I just used http://validator.w3.org/ to validate one of my HTML
documents. It was all good (so the validator said), but at a closer look
I realized that my document starts with

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

but ends with


so I obviously forgot the </html> tag. Thus it was not supposed to
validate as correct, or am I wrong?
Anyway, thanks a lot for providing the great online service, its ease of
use (and the fact that it's just a right-mouse-click in Opera) give me
great motivation to write standards compliant HTML, which I do
exclusively now.
Best regards,

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