Bug in html validator re lack of title tag in XHTML 1.0 strict doc


I've noticed that if you try and validate an XHTML 1.0 Strict html file,
but miss out a 'title' tag, rather than just say 'you are missing a
title tag, they are required in XHTML 1.0 Strict', it says:
Line 6, column 7: end tag for "head" which is not finished
Most likely, You nested tags and closed them in the wrong order. For
example <p><em>...</p> is not acceptable, as <em> must be closed before
<p>. Acceptable nesting is: <p><em>...</em></p> 
Another possibility is that you used an element (e.g. 'ul') which
requires a child element (e.g. 'li') that you did not include. Hence the
parent element is "not finished", not complete. 

Example HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=iso-8859-1" />

I thought I'd post to the list first rather than open a bugzilla ticket.



Paul Lomax,
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