Google heal thyself

March 24th, 2010

So, Google appears to be failing to close its HTML tag (</HTML>) tag on its homepage, Google.co.uk. nOOb error.

I mean, this is the Google Homepage…Get it vaguely right guys, even if it doesn’t validate.

Check it out yourself, but here’s the source as of 23:44, 24th March 2010, http://www.google.co.uk.

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Emma Kane is an Ecommerce Consultant with over 20 years internet experience.

2 Responses to “Google heal thyself”

  1. dan barker Says:

    hi, emma, how are you doing?

    i’ve never seen any response from google on this, but my guess is one of 2 things:

    A) they do it to save bandwidth. imagine those 14 characters (closing the body & html tags) multiplied by X-million every hour.
    B) they are closing it, but the closer is pulled in through ajax.

    what do you think?

    dan

  2. technology Says:

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    I simply wanted to ask. Kudos!

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