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

From: Carole Anne Gay <carole@designs.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 14:25:52 -0700
Message-Id: <200107262125.OAA20793@linux.designs.com>
To: Robert.W.Blackburn@apcc.com, www-validator@w3.org
Have you checked your pages to see if there is an invalid character outside the <!DOCTYPE Line?  It is also possible 
that your ISP is adding its own "Junk" to the top of your page.  If this is the case, I would suggest you validate your 
pages by upload from your PC.

Hope this helps,


7/26/01 2:00:28 PM, Robert.W.Blackburn@apcc.com wrote:

>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">
>           <HTML>
>                <HEAD>
>                  <TITLE>Title</TITLE>
>                </HEAD>
>                <BODY>
>                  <-- ... body of document ... -->
>                </BODY>
>           </HTML>

Carole Gay

HTML Writers Guild Online Education Instructor, HTML and Design Concepts 
Director, HTML Writers Guild Gutenberg Project
Received on Thursday, 26 July 2001 17:26:31 UTC

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