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Re: Newbie just getting his feet wet...

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 23:26:15 +0000
Message-ID: <3C6C4797.3A30AC99@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Paul Stanley <pauls@cox-internet.com>
CC: www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Paul -- You are using the wrong DTD; the one you have selected
is specifically for FRAMESET documents, which by definition may
not contain a <BODY>; you should use (from memory, so may be
off-by-one) 

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
            "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

Philip TAYLOR, RHBNC.
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[snip] 

> I made the corrections that John 
> [W3C] HTML Validation Service Results
> 
>              URI:
>            Server:            Zeus/3.4
>  Detected Character Encoding: utf-8
>   Select Character Encoding:
>        Current Doctype:       HTML 4.0 Frameset
>        Select Doctype:
>            Options:           Show Source Outline Parse Tree ...no attributes
> 
> 
> Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser.
> 
>    * Line 11, column 5:
> 
>        <body>
>             ^
> 
>      Error: element "BODY" not allowed here; check which elements this element may be contained within
> 
>    * Line 15, column 6:
> 
>        </html>
>              ^
> 
>      Error: missing a required sub-element of "HTML"
> 
> 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.

> 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
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 18:22:54 GMT

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