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Re: no endtag - still no errors found

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 23:22:19 -0500 (EST)
To: hn/berlin <symposion@onlinehome.de>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0202202320050.8425-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, hn/berlin wrote:

> i  just checked one of my HTML4.0 - Pages with the validator.
> Result was: "no errors found"
> witch would be great, if there wasn`t the fact, that this document missed the end-tag for "head".

The </head> tag is optional in HTML 4 (as well as <html>, </html>, <head>,
<body>, and </body>).  The end of the "head" element can be inferred by
the first "body" element (or by the <frameset> tag in Frameset documents).

XHTML requires all these tags.

Liam Quinn
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2002 23:21:54 UTC

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