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DTD & Lang attribute (Checkpoint 3.2 & 4.3)

From: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 15:28:50 +1000
Message-Id: <H00000e00055375d.1031549329.tux.sofcom.com.au@MHS>
TO: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I have a question - and I apologise if the answer is obvious, but I was
never a programmer so I don't know.
From what I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) the DTD and HTML
Lang attribute are used by browsers/ATs to determine the code and
language used in order to best represent a site.  My question is this:
Can these browsers/ATs still read (and interpret) the DTD and HTML Lang
attribute if it is not at the very beginning of the document? for
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html;
<!-- -->
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
<html lang="en">
<title>Amputations</title><meta http-equiv="content-Type"
content="text/html; CHARSET="iso-8859-1">
This is a Lotus Notes problem - this Content Management System
automatically generates HTML code from a word processing type
environment.  The first five lines are automatically generated by Notes
and cannot be tinkered with in any way (and if they can I would be more
than happy to admit my error and learn how!)
Gian Sampson-Wild
Accessibility Specialist
Member: Web Content Accessibility Group Working Group
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
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