Re: Browsers and syntax errors

Maurizio Codogno (
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 15:01:09 +0500

% From: Steinar Bang <>
% > Making the browsers tolerant is essential. Otherwise they would fail
% > on all sorts of unexpected bugs in automated scripts. Synthesising
% > correct HTML all the time is very tricky.
% Depends on what you mean by tolerant. What I was referring to is the
% practice of quitely glossing over markup errors (such as missing
% closing quotes in attribute literal values), even at the cost of
% misinterpreting correct HTML. This is *bad* *bad* *bad*!

I found out that lynx is very untolerant, so I use it to spot errors in my
pages :-)

ciao, .mau.