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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
I placed it before the automatic Frontpage stuff = <html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> (Automatically loads irregardless of delete)
When I try to validate, I get "This page is not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional! Then they go on to say there is no attribute "XMLNS" in the Microsoft Frontpage statement.
What statement should I make in order to have a valid declaration? How do I resolve the XMLNS problem?
Just an added note.....I tried adding all of the traditional document declarations through override on the validator, all came back invalid. The one that had the less mistakes was the one I have inside my document, HTML 4.01 Transitional.
Thanks for any help!
It's fine to use a wysiwyg editor for producing your site if you like working that way (the consensus is that Dreamweaver is the best), but there is no substitute for learning HTML and what the markup does.
I DID IT! I got Validation for HTML 4.01! Quite an accomplishment when I was faced with disasterous frontpage code which was messing up everything. I took your advice, opened up my notepad, and did it the old fashioned way! Once I got it right, I inputted it into Frontpage, for the convenience of uploading, and it worked great. Thanks for the advice!
It's so satisfying, isn't it?
I've started getting into a habit of putting a w3c graphic with a referrer link at the bottom of all of my validated pages, so any time I make an update, I can quickly check with a single click on the live page to make sure it's still valid and that I haven't inadvertently skipped anything.