Pissing in your gas tank

So I’m checking out the RSS feed for SecurityFocus’s BugTraq (excellent resource BTW for the newest vulnerabilities out there) where a curious entry is listed. It seems, if you load the page this gentleman created in Internet Explorer, it crashes. Naturally, I loaded it up in Mozilla since it seems to be immune to a great many problems that exist within IE, and the page shows nothing. I then take a look at the source code and I see this:
<table>
<td>
<form class="quick">
<td>
</form>
</table>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="link.css">

Ok… I take it you’ll agree with me that this is some pretty shitty code. I bet not even FrontPage can fuck up HTML like that. If you want to actually make your browser crash, click this link. Now, looking at the css file this called for shows us this:

.quick { float: left; }

Well, that’s valid enough.

Here’s my question though. Is this really a bug or just the case of someone who should not be doing any sorts of html code in the first place. I really don’t think this would qualify as a bug in IE in the least bit because if you clean up the code a bit to this:

<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="link.css">
</head>
<body>
<table>
<td>
<form class="quick">
</form>
</td>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Internet Explorer does not crash, (look here) but it still doesn’t show squat on the page. To me it looks like the parser in IE just eats shit and dies when it looks at the very poorly formed code above.

To me that’s akin to refilling your gas tank with sugar and piss and then blaming the car company for the car requiring tons of money to fix it, right?