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please help with doc type dtd for my web site

From: marvin hunkin <marvkin@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 11:22:46 +1000
Message-ID: <BAY102-F12C9B929614D5FF95BB1A3ABFD0@phx.gbl>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi.
doing a project at my college.
doing a web site for a 80s music page using frontpage 2000.
using assistive technology, jaws for windows 6.1 on windows 2000 machine at 
my college.
could you please provide me with the correct doc type code for my html 
pages.
used the vallidator, but cannot seem to work out where it goes, and where 
the code is.
if you could please help me, then please let me know today if possible.
cheers Marvin.
ps: i will paste the page below.

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Table with 2 columns and 4 rows
File:
C:\Tafe\Certificate Three SoftWare Applications\Cert Three\WebSite 
Development\Create web pages with multimedia\Assessment\Task 
2\WebPages\Index.html
Encoding:
windows-1252
Doctype:
HTML 4.01
Transitional
Errors:
1
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No DOCTYPE Found! Falling Back to HTML 4.01 Transitional

A DOCTYPE Declaration is mandatory for most current markup languages and 
without one it is impossible to reliably validate this document. I am 
falling back
to "HTML 4.01 Transitional" and will attempt to validate the document 
anyway, but this is very likely to produce spurious error messages for most 
non-trivial
documents.

So what should I do?
Tell me more...

DOCTYPE Fallback in effect!
The DOCTYPE Declaration in your document was not recognized. This probably 
means that the Formal Public Identifier contains a spelling error, or that 
the
Declaration is not using correct syntax. Validation has been performed using 
a default "fallback" Document Type Definition that closely resembles HTML
4.01 Transitional, but the document will not be Valid until you have 
corrected the problem with the DOCTYPE Declaration.

This page is not Valid
HTML 4.01
Transitional!

Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML 
parser.
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1.Line 1, column 0: no document type declaration; implying "<!DOCTYPE HTML 
SYSTEM>"

<html>

The checked page did not contain a document type ("DOCTYPE") declaration. 
The Validator has tried to validate with the HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD, but 
this
is quite likely to be incorrect and will generate a large number of 
incorrect error messages. It is highly recommended that you insert the 
proper DOCTYPE
declaration in your document -- instructions for doing this are given above 
-- and it is necessary to have this declaration before the page can be 
declared
to be valid.

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