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Re: Will not accept DOCTYPE statement

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:57:42 +0300
Message-ID: <541EBD36.1080308@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
2014-09-21 12:59, Steve Faulkner wrote:

> what is the error?

The error message was “DTD did not contain element declaration for 
document type name”. (I had to look it up in the archives, as I did not 
see the original message in the list, for some reason.)

The problem with the page,
is just that the DOCTYPE declaration contains “HTML” in upper case. It 
must be


The reason is that XHTML is case-sensitive with element names, so the 
DOCTYPE declares the root element as “HTML”, but no such element is 
defined in the DTD.

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