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Firefox is misinterpretting the HTML code

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In an HTML document, there is a p element containing many child elements followed by another p element. The browser does not realize the first ending tag is for the first p element, and so creates a third empty middle paragraph. Why would this happen?
Here is the code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<p><div>A child of the first paragraph.</div></p>
<p>The second paragraph.</p>
</body>
</html>

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

I don't think that you can place a DIV element inside a P element in Firefox (you can do the opposite and place a P in a DIV), so Firefox closes the P tag to open the DIV element and reopens the P tag after DIV container.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head></head><body>
<p></p><div>A child of the first paragraph.</div><p></p>
<p>The second paragraph.</p>
</body></html>
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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I don't think that you can place a DIV element inside a P element in Firefox (you can do the opposite and place a P in a DIV), so Firefox closes the P tag to open the DIV element and reopens the P tag after DIV container.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head></head><body>
<p></p><div>A child of the first paragraph.</div><p></p>
<p>The second paragraph.</p>
</body></html>