Back in the 90's books would always talk about using body and head tags. Do those tags even matter anymore?

I've added scripts and style tags and the browsers accept them without any tags.

  • Google won't honor canonical tags unless they are in the <head>. – Stephen Ostermiller Jun 29 '17 at 19:42
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    Simply looking at the HTML spec will tell you they most certainly do. – Rob Jun 29 '17 at 19:43
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because web development – John Conde Jun 29 '17 at 22:24

If you don't use proper HTML, including , , , you can't validate a page, so no easy way to spot problems with the actual page coding. I'm going to guess that invalid HTML also significantly affects SEO, to the extent that matters.

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