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Re: HELP! w3.org is on all my webpages in HTML - can't delete them!

From: Mathew McBride <matt@mcbridematt.dhs.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:25:13 +1000
Message-ID: <3F111769.90002@mcbridematt.dhs.org>
To: www-talk@w3.org

On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 06:54, Jens Meiert wrote:
> > > i'm wondering why a reference to the w3.org page INSISTS on showing up
> > > at the tops of all MY web pages that I've built using Frontpage 2002.
> 
> Yes, sounds like the Doctype declaration. Don't worry, Elizabeth, keep it ;)
> 
> > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> > "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
> 
> Brian, it's you who thinks of a XHTML Doctype ;) Although never worked with
> FP (won't even spell it), I rather guess it generated a HTML Doctype... and I
> really wonder, too.
> 

> I've never even seen FP, the fact that MS makes it is enough to keep me
> away... ;-)

It's a doctype alright. But FP hates 'em and places them in the html body themselves.

However, I have a workaround as found on my homepage (http://home.iprimus.com.au/mcbridematt/homepage/)

<!--webbot bot="HTMLMarkup" startspan -->  <?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<!--webbot bot="HTMLMarkup" endspan -->

Enclosing them in <!--webbot --> comments tells FP: "don't move me, or I will kill you with Ctrl-Alt-Delete".

It doesn't in anyway affect HTML validation. The validator treats it fine. (even though it looks like FrontPage removed my character declaration)
Received on Sunday, 13 July 2003 04:27:38 GMT

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