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RE: ANN: Information Validation (check.theinfo.org)

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:24:39 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A4D7@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'Orso Grigio'" <grizzly@worldonline.it>
Cc: wong yenchin <galilee5@hotmail.com>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

> What's before <head> ? is there the <!doctype> and <html> or not?
	[DJW:]  
	Neither html nor head are required.  DOCTYPE is required
	by the validator, and it defaults pragmatically rather than
	correctly, if it is missing.  It is not required for HTML 
	version 2.0 and earlier, but such versions don't have meta
	elements!

	This is close to the minimum valid HTML 4 strict document:

	-----------------
	<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN">
	<title></title><p>
	-----------------

	[DJW:]  This is too heavily cross-posted to reply on all lists.

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