How would you have it work? Automatic or just warn people?
I've thought a great deal about this very issue, even
started tinkering with HTML::TokeParser and related
vermin. The problem is diagnosing borked HTML gets pretty
hairy pretty fast. I'd like to solve it tho, then I could
send it to the Blogger people so I could be sloppy and not
fubar my entire website. =)
Getting a HTML fixer would be nice for post-processing
years of HTML files to get them up to XHTML standards too.
Little things like <b>Bold <i>Both</b> Italic</i>
need to be transformed to <b>Bold <i>Both</i></b><i> Italic</i>
as a part of that fix too, though.
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