User-Agent: Opera/7.54 (Windows NT 5.1; U) [en] Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) The page at http://www.eugenechoi.com/, in the beginning of every "blog" entry, the anchor tag (ie. <a id="_23" />) extends to the next hyperlink. According to w3 specifications, the trailing slash should close the tag, and therefore the anchor should not extend to the next hyperlink. The site validates completely as xhtml transitional. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit the site. Actual Results: anchor tag extends to next hyperlink Expected Results: anchor tag extends to next hyperlink
You can't use XML syntax unless the site is served as application/xhtml+xml. Since this page is served as text/html, it is parsed as HTML. So the code must follow the Appendix C compatibility rules in the XHTML spec.