I’m running WP 1.5.2, and would like to know if it’s possible to stop WordPress automatically closing tags? I’m trying to use the '<col>' element, which isn’t supposed to be closed. Unfortunately, WP closes it. I can’t find an option to stop it, and searching has revealed nothing.
I’m not entirely sure how the innards of WP work, but if there is a file which lists which tags to auto close or something, I would be comfortable editing it.
EDIT: Sub-question. Would editing the entry in my database solve this issue? I’d prefer not to turn all auto close tags off, so if I could publish with the superfluous tags, and then edit the entry in the database to remove the tags (one entry, ten tags), would it then be correctly shown?