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I'm allowing the users of the site to add comments in "filtered html" form. And the input is in NicEdit though Wysiwyg.

Currently I'm using "Correct faulty and chopped off HTML" option in admin/config/content/formats/filtered_html

Is it still necessary for my site?

I feel it's an overhead!

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Yes it is required if you have user inputed HTML. For example if someone writes

<div> HI!

Or

</div> Bye :(

It can cause issues with your website layout. But that depends on what tags you allow, if you only allow span and p then you are fine as they will auto close themselves.

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It is not required when you are using the NicEdit though Wysiwyg. Because, you are not using any tags in them. I you are concern to use the tags. Then, It is better to use this option. It will auto-complete and correct the faulty tags.

for example : if you forget to use the closing tags. It will add those tags.

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