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Re: validator bug ?

From: Ben Fowler <ben@leedsnet.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 01:37:32 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <Version.32.20000126233442.00dda100@pop3.nildram.co.uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org
One of my pages has an egregious typo which stops stylesheets working
in Netscape. The <BODY> tag is missing. The URL is 
<URL:http://www.leedsnet.com/clients/dg-sheet-metal/> though this
may be fixed within a matter of hours.

This is caught by weblint, but the validator does not complain. I know that
the <BODY> tag is optional, but is there a reason why the </BODY> tag
is not flagged as closing tag found for element which not open?

It is possible that nsgmls regards the BODY element as having been opened
when the HEAD element was closed and so was not surprised to see
a closing tag. Nevertheless this seems to be problematic to me: if either
tag is present then both should be!


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