On May 17, 2007, at 2:45 AM, Phrogz wrote:

> On May 15, 10:18 pm, Jg W Mittag <Joerg.Mit... / Web.De> wrote:
>> For example, the
>> following snippet is a perfectly well-formed and valid HTML document,
>> but none of the regexps posted in this thread so far are able to
>> correctly parse it:
>>
>>   <HTML/
>>     <HEAD/
>>       <TITLE/>/
>>       <P/>
>
> Wow. I was all fired up to call you out on this, and ask you what
> insane cocaine you were smoking when you main this claim.
>
> I was a web developer for many many years and standards were very,
> very important to me. I thought I knew the specs.
>
> And then I ran that by validator.w3.org along with an HTML 4.01 strict
> DTD, and - to my utter shock and surprise and horror - it turns out
> you were correct.
>
> Thanks for sharing.
This is indeed technically correct for HTML, but what good is it? We  
could all sit down and write stupid code in any language that is  
technically valid, but useless.