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[VE][344] New Error Message Suggestion

From: Christopher Bergström <Christopher@NetSyncro.com>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 15:36:48 +0300
Message-ID: <40A60EE0.3060303@NetSyncro.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

The checked page did not contain a document type ("DOCTYPE") 
declaration.  This declaration is required by all browsers to help 
interpret and define how your page will appear.  The DOCTYPE declaration 
is the foundation for how your page will render and is highly 
recommended that you insert the proper DOCTYPE declaration.  If a 
browser can not find a proper DOCTYPE then it is forced to guess the 
best candidate and can sometimes cause rendering differences between 
different browsers.  Ensuring your pages contain a proper DOCTYPE and 
valid HTML/XHTML will reduce the time it takes to maintain the same 
appearance across most browsers.  Instructions for doing this are given 
Received on Saturday, 15 May 2004 08:39:29 UTC

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