December 9th, 2015
Eight lines that can still be parsed by any of today’s web browsers:
@adactio Even though the end OL is back-to-front?
@ambignostic An authoring error …which browsers handle just fine (and always have; one of HTML’s greatest strengths, in my opinion).
@mhmli Yes, of course. Browsers ignore what they don’t understand. That’s the very strength of HTML.
@adactio Curious, was the </lo> a typo, or were end-tags supposed to be backwards?
@alastc It was a typo …which browsers ignored without throwing an error (and continue to do).
@adactio But I agree, it’s terrific that the browser can render it somehow, without choking.
@adactio is that </lo> on purpose?! Curious!
@stephenhay this new avatar is completely throwing me Stephen ;)
@adactio Now I want <lo></lo> to be an actual thing. Like <em>, but classier!