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Re: An HTML validator error?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:07:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: Robert Stampfli <nsa@colnet.cmhnet.org>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408311104590.6009@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, David Dorward wrote:
> 
> As for:
> 
>         <!-- The following line contains an error the validator does not
>         catch [ no close bracket on 'tr' ] (second of two) -->
>         </td> </tr><tr ><td class=date>9
> 
> I fail to see the missing ">".

Don't rely on Mozilla's source viewer.

But in any case, that's not an error. It is perfectly valid to omit the 
">" character if the next character is a tag-open-character ("<").

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