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noscript tag validation issues

I guessed this probably wouldn’t be valid mark-up, but thought I’d give it a try anyway:

<div onclick=”do_something();”>
<h2><noscript><a href=”go-here.html”></noscript>Foo Bar<noscript></a></noscript></h2>
<p>Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.</p>

In case it’s not obvious, I wanted to make the title of the element a link on the off chance JavaScript was not enabled. It actually worked as desired in Firefox, but the W3C validator complained. (It does not like starting an element but not closing it within a <noscript> element.)

So I was just wondering if there was any “better” way to accomplish this that is valid mark-up without becoming an overly complex markup mash-up.

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@rootJul 18.2014 — Think that this valid.

alert("Support for JavaScript");
<a href="go-here.html">Foo Bar</a>

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@NogDogauthorJul 18.2014 — To accomplish what I was trying to do while still being totally valid mark-up, I'd have to do something ugly like:
<div onclick="do_something();">
<h2><script type="text/javascript">
document.write('Foo Bar');
</script><noscript><a href="go-here.html">Foo Bar</a></noscript></h2>
<p>Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.</p>

Just seems needlessly ugly and breaking the D.R.Y. principle of programming.

PS: And probably isn't great with text-to speech tools?
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@rootJul 18.2014 — IDK if the <noscript> tags can live at the foot of the document body or not, have you tried that way so its out the way?
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