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    Optional Closing Tags in HTML

    For as long as I've been validating web pages, I never realized that the closing </head> tag was optional in HTML. I feel as if I've missed the boat at times.

    While I'm all for trimming excess code, I just cannot for the life of me strip out closing tags because they are optional in HTML. I'd be concerned that something, somewhere would not parse the document correctly if I removed the closing </head> element.

    Are my concerns unfounded?

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    I believe in HTML you can plow straight in without any container tags.
    However, there are advantages: never forget that your body and html tags can be styled, too =)


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