From: Christopher John Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 08:29:04 EDT
"William Overington" <WOverington@ngo.globalnet.co.uk> wrote:
> 1. I tried out the validation procedure on the following
> This is a not too lengthy web page with just Basic Latin
letters. It will
> not validate. It is not clear to me what I need to add to the
page to get
> it to validate. Could there be some very short guidance notes
> that people can try for validation for Unicode Savvy
validation easily. For
> example, suggesting the one or two lines of HTML which need to
> added in various circumstances.
If you want this to validate you should have a doctype line at
the very start of the page like:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
(this should vary depending on which HTML DTD your document
If you are using UTF-8 you should have a line like:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; text/html;
in the header section of your page.
You should have closing tags to match your opening tags (e.g.
you have <P> at the start of paragraphs but no closing </P> at
Generally it is now recomended to use CSS type markup rather
than tags like "<FONT FACE=FACE="Tahoma" SIZE=5
For the first paragraph of this page "Quest Text Font" why
aren't you using <H1></H1> tags instead of <P></P>? This would
indicate it is the title or heading of the page.
All in all it looks to me like you need to learn a little bit
more about HTML or XHTML
I'd also suggest you run your pages through HTML Tidy
[available from http://tidy.sourceforge.net/ ] before you try
and validate them. This will pick up a lot of errors.
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