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--->Please make sure you specified the DOCTYPE properly

From: <Robert.W.Blackburn@apcc.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:00:28 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF24D81BAD.8112B446-ON85256A95.0072FFD1@ams.apc.com>
I get this errorwhen using the validator I set up on a WinNT IIS machine,
but there is a <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
at the top of the document, and it does this for every document I try to


Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML

     Uh oh! I got the following unknown error: D:
     \webroot\validate\sp\bin\nsgmls.exe:0:157:96:E: invalid comment
     declaration: found name character outside comment but inside comment
     declaration Please make sure you specified the DOCTYPE properly!

     You should make the first line of your HTML document a DOCTYPE
     declaration, for example, for a typical HTML 4.01 document:

           <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

                  <-- ... body of document ... -->

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