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Document Type override or the Character Encoding override

From: Johnna <jrob@sisna.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 21:20:39 -0700
Message-ID: <000801c33ad1$26415ea0$19f21204@oemcomputer>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
When I try to validate my web pages, I receive the following message.

DOCTYPE Override in effect! Any DOCTYPE Declaration in the document has been suppressed and the DOCTYPE for «HTML 4.01 Transitional» inserted instead. The document will not be Valid until you alter the source file to reflect this new DOCTYPE. 
The document located at <C:\My Webs\johnkay6\contents.htm> was tentatively found to be Valid. That means it would validate as HTML 4.01 Transitional if you updated the source document to match the options used (typically this message indicates that you used either the Document Type override or the Character Encoding override).

I have included the head section of my page, in hopes that someone can tell me what is wrong. This page has not been published yet. I would appreciate any help you can give me.

 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
   2: <!-- <!doctype HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> -->
   3: <html>
   5: <head>
   6: <title>Contents</title>
   7: <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
   8: <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="en-us">
   9: <meta NAME="Description" CONTENT="Welcome to Internet Design Classics. We have a new name and a new design, but we have the same ideals.">
  10: <meta NAME="keywords" 
  11: CONTENT="freelance web designer,web design services, web page design, web site planning, web presence, custom templates, design, html, graphics, internet, web site design, swish, swish site development, banners, splash page, website, web design consulting,graphic design, frontpage templates, logo design, internet design">
  12: <meta NAME="Author" Content="Johnna Roberts - I Design Classics - http://www.internetdesignclassics">
  13: <meta NAME="rating" CONTENT="General">
  14: <meta NAME="robots" CONTENT="Index, follow">
  15: <meta NAME="copyright" CONTENT="Copyright © 2003, Internet Design Classics">
  16: <meta NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
  17: <meta NAME="ProgId" CONTENT="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
  18: <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Page-Enter" CONTENT="blendTrans(Duration=3.0)">
  19: <link REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="IDC.css">

Thank You,
Johnna Roberts
Received on Wednesday, 25 June 2003 00:23:17 UTC

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