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Re: Newbie just getting his feet wet...

From: Paul Stanley <pauls@cox-internet.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:38:47 -0600
Message-ID: <003401c1b59f$fcb48100$6401a8c0@coxinternet.com>
To: "www-validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Well, gee, thanks for such a prompt reply. And correct, too:-)

I looked through the HTML 4.0 spec (which I downloaded from the w3c site) and I can't find anything anywhere that states that this meta tag must appear in the <head>. Did I miss something, or is this just one of those "either you know it or you don't" things? (By the way, I have an extensive background both in programming and in spec authorship, so these sorts of things are neither surprising nor unexpected.)

I made the corrections that John suggested. Now what? (I promise! I'm almost done with silly-a** questions...for now...)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: John McCain 
To: Paul Stanley 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: Newbie just getting his feet wet...


The <meta> tag is supposed to occur within the <head> tag.  You don't have a <head> tag, so this is confusing the parser.

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 HTML Validation Service Results
      URI:   
      Server:  Zeus/3.4 
      Detected Character Encoding:  utf-8 
      Select Character Encoding:   (detect automatically)utf-8 (Unicode, worldwide)iso-8859-1 (Western Europe)iso-8859-2 (Central Europe)iso-8859-3 (Maltese)iso-8859-4 (Baltic Rim)iso-8859-5 (Cyrillic)iso-8859-6-i (Arabic)iso-8859-7 (Greek)iso-8859-8-i (Hebrew)iso-8859-9 (Turkish)iso-8859-10 (Latin 6)iso-8859-13 (Latin 7)iso-8859-14 (Celtic)iso-8859-15 (Latin 9)us-ascii (basic English)euc-jp (Japanese, Unix)shift_jis (Japanese, Win/Mac)iso-2022-jp (Japanese, email)euc-kr (Korean)gb2312 (Chinese, simplified)big5 (Chinese, traditional)tis-620 (Thai)koi8-r (Russian)koi8-u (Ukrainian)macintosh (MacRoman)windows-1250 (Central Europe)windows-1251 (Cyrillic)windows-1252 (Western Europe)windows-1253 (Greek)windows-1254 (Turkish)windows-1255 (Hebrew)windows-1256 (Arabic)windows-1257 (Baltic Rim)  
      Current Doctype:  HTML 4.0 Frameset 
      Select Doctype:   (detect automatically)XHTML 1.0 StrictXHTML 1.0 TransitionalXHTML 1.0 FramesetHTML 4.01 StrictHTML 4.01 TransitionalHTML 4.01 FramesetHTML 3.2HTML 2.0  
      Options:  Show Source Outline Parse Tree ...no attributes  
       

Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser. 

  a.. Line 11, column 5: 
  <body>
       ^
  Error: element "BODY" not allowed here; check which elements this element may be contained within 

  b.. Line 15, column 6: 
  </html>
        ^
  Error: missing a required sub-element of "HTML" 


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Sorry, this document does not validate as HTML 4.0 Frameset.

If you use CSS in your document, you should also check it for validity using the W3C CSS Validation Service. 


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Source Listing
Below is the source input I used for this validation:

   1: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/frameset.dtd">
   2: 
   3: <html>
   4: 
   5: <head>
   6:    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
   7:    <meta name="Author" content="Paul C. Stanley">
   8:    <title>Test Page</title>
   9: </head>
  10: 
  11: <body>
  12: <p>test text</p>
  13: </body>
  14: 
  15: </html>
    
 Gerald Oskoboiny
Last modified: Date: 2001/09/14 04:13:13 



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