W3C HTML Validation Service Results are failing on good pages

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to send this or not. My apologies if it is not.

I am trying to validate a few pages and I have found that the Validator is acting funny. I haven't used it in a few months, so maybe I've forgotten, but I don't remember ever running into these bugs before.

The error is, it complains about a lack of closing tags on all brakes (br tags), and also for img. I have never used ending tags for br or img, and in fact I have never seen a page that does use endings for those tags.

I almost feel like I can't trust The Validator anymore, because of how bizarre these errors are. Is it simply looking for properly paired and nested tags? If so, I would hardly call that a validator.

Such as follows:

       Line 71, column 14: 
          </font>
                ^  
Error: end tag for "BR" omitted; possible causes include a missing end tag, improper nesting of elements, or use of an element where it is not allowed (explanation...) 
       Line 12, column 0: 
  <br>A terrible group of statistics; one in 75 ...
  ^  
Error: start tag was here (explanation...) 
       Line 72, column 11: 
  </font>
             ^  
Error: end tag for "IMG" omitted; possible causes include a missing end tag, improper nesting of elements, or use of an element where it is not allowed (explanation...) 
       Line 7, column 10: 
            <img src="http://www.our_server ...
            ^  
Error: start tag was here (explanation...)

Are these bugs going to be fixed?


Thanks


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Jonathan Wilson
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Received on Saturday, 7 July 2001 03:25:51 UTC