DTD driven browsers and real world HTML

If Amaya is to move towards a browser rather than an editor, it needs 
to be much more tolerant of real world HTML than is possible with a 
strict DTD based parser.

E.g. this afternoon, at least, the main page for 
http://www.altavista.com/ contained the illegal sequence:


Amaya deleted FORM and INPUT, in its error recovery (validator.w3.org 
seems to close the table instead).  The result was that it was 
impossible to make a search!

(Lynx has had to go as far as both a DTD based parser and a process 
tag semantics in isolation parser, in order to both be correct and 

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Received on Tuesday, 19 January 1999 16:32:54 UTC