I think the front page has a misplaced </a>

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I go to www.straightdope.com, the “Home Page” link just under the “Fighting Ignorance” banner links to the banner ad on the page.

This is the chunk of code for the banner ad. Note the lack of closing </a>:

<p><font size="-1">advertisement:</font><br>
<!--  Banner ad --><a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/phpAdsNewer/adclick.php?n=a546e0e2" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.chicagoreader.com/phpAdsNewer/adview.php?what=zone:80&n=a546e0e2" border="0" alt width="728" height="90"><! -- /Banner ad --> </p>

The extra seems to be here, in the navigation bar, just after the “Home Page” text:

<p align="center"><font size="-1">[ <font color="#808080" size="+1">Home Page</font> | </a><a href="http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/">Message Boards</a> | <a href="../news.html">News</a>
| <a href="../columns/">Search Archive</a> | <a href="../index.html#askcecil">Ask Cecil</a>

| <a href="https://securesite.chireader.com/cgi-bin/dopestore/buystuff.bat">Books</a> | <a href="https://securesite.chireader.com/cgi-bin/dopestore/buystuff.bat">Buy Stuff</a> | <a href="../faq/">FAQs, etc.</a> ] </font></p>

That “extra” </a> is only *one *of a number of new features and enhancements that are being introduced.

Stay tuned.

Oh cool, information! Can you share?

I’d love to know.

PS The link on the board is fixed. Late night and coding don’t always go well together.