Govt websites aren't perfectly coded

I get really tired of stories like this. Tired of people running mechanical validators against a host of websites to see which ones trigger an automated ‘fail’ flag. Tired of reporters trying to make it into a big deal, without any real qualification of how big a ‘fail’ we’re talking about – would one unclosed XHTML tag condemn the site as a ‘failure’? But most of all, tired of e-government pros not realising that this is going to keep happening, and taking action to avoid it. This is 2006, is it not?