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Re: DOCTYPE weirdness

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:49:42 +0000
Message-Id: <545E663D-3902-4D61-B731-57519FB56387@dorward.me.uk>
To: EGM <egm@wowebs.com>, www-validator@w3.org

On 16 Mar 2008, at 19:09, EGM wrote:
> I selected XHTML 1.0 Transitional for the DOCTYPE, and it came back  
> with "Tentatively Valid" and this message:
>    |DOCTYPE| Override in effect!
> I rechecked the DOCTYPE, found the W3C DTD page (http://www.w3.org/ 
> QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html) and copy/pasted it into my  
> document, and STILL I get the "Tentatively Valid" message. What's  
> up with that?

You told the validator to ignore whatever Doctype was there and use  
XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

> Is there any way to fix this?

Tell the validator to use the Doctype on the page instead.

David Dorward
Received on Monday, 17 March 2008 11:50:43 GMT

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