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Re: Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 08:24:06 +0000
To: John <michaelsims998@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060131082406.GC15162@us-lot.org>

On Sat, Jan 28, 2006 at 02:46:26PM +0000, John wrote:

>    It may be a silly question but what doc type would I use for web pages     
>    written with MicrosoftFront page 2003.                                     

Documents written today should generally be written in HTML 4.01
Strict.[1] You will probably have to do some work to configure FrontPage
to output markup that conforms to this standard, and might well have
to do manual repair work as well.

Microsoft products have a reputation for being very very poor at
generating HTML. So much that they managed to came up with
http://loathe.us/lemoi/misc/frontpage2003.gif - an advert boasting
about how they produce much nicer code now ... with a very obvious
syntax error in it.

[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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