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The HTML validator checks the HTML of your post to see that it is valid.
It also rejects numerous tags, such as <object>, (which means can't post YouTube videos, although there is a plugin for this).
To disable the checker, edit the file blogs/config/_formatting.php, and change
$use_html_checker = 1;
$use_html_checker = 0;