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Re: DTD etc

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 04:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
To: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0209120408570.7358-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 gian@stanleymilford.com.au wrote:

>Thanks... so does this mean...
>1. That if doctype isn't in the first line then there's no point it
>being there at all?

More or less. The rules that apply are those for SGML or XML depending on
whether you use HTML or XHTML (note that XML is a lot simpler than SGML).

See the HTML specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/html for the latest
(currently XHTML 1 published January 200 and revised August 2002) or

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/ for the latest HTML specification (published
december 1999, a revision of HTML 4, originally published december 1997 and
revised april 1998).

>2. Can the lang=en be specified in the BODY tag instead of the HTML tag?

Yes. Then it is only your title any metadata that is in an unknown language.

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