Stumped:: web HTML. Caution, may be OT.
kline at thought.org
Sat May 31 21:33:13 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 11:19 +0530, N. Raghavendra wrote:
> At 2008-05-30T21:28:58-07:00, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Any guesses why things like this blowup::
> > <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en" >
> The quoted string above is the so-called Formal Public Identifier
> (FPI) of the DTD, i.e., the "standard", that your HTML page claims to
> conform to. However, the format of the FPI in your page is wrong.
> For instance, "dtd" should be the upper case "DTD", and the ISO 639
> language code "en" should be the upper case "EN". In addition, the
> entire FPI is case-sensitive, so "Transitional" is different from
> "transitional". The recommended FPI for W3C HTML 4.0 Transitional is
> "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN". So, the above line should
> <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" >
> Better still, follow the normal practice of writing "doctype" and
> "public" in upper case, and eliminating unnecessary whitespace, and
> make it
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
> At 2008-05-29T19:39:02-07:00, Gary Kline wrote:
> > I still have unread messages down-queue, but may as well ask if
> > there are any HTML/XML checkers in ports that would help validate my
> > mark.
> See my message earlier in this thread, where I mentioned
> textproc/opensp, and how to use it. In fact, the W3C validator is
> based on OpenSP, see http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#how
Thanks much. This morning (or afternoon!) I'm replying using Evolution
that makes clicking on links easier. There are a bunch of URL's I have
About the *only* place I use all caps is in my markup. I didn't know
until now that the doctype//DOCTYPE tag **had** to be in caps. I don't
see any rational for this exception, but am v glad to learn it!!
I have your earlier mail and will re-read as well as check out
PS:: to the list: Late last night I used tidy and tidy -h, so now have
yet another tool in my bag:-) ...If there atr any books or
websites on how to create a nice SIMPLE page, URL's please.
(i Don't think "design" can be taught; that's like trying to
teach "art", isn't it?)
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