Faye, The error is not in your DOCTYPE, it's in your character encoding. You didn't include the charset property. Replace the line: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;"> with: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> (Or insert whichever encoding you want. In this case it's Latin-1.) When I uploaded this to the W3C Validator, it detected the coding but there are some other errors which I'll let you take care of :) Best regards, Paul > From: "Faye Tarzwell(FayeC)" <fayec at canada.com> > > I am trying to validade a page (validator.w3.org) and I keep getting an > error "The detected character encoding was "http"." > I have included the doctype encoding tag on the first line of my page > but it seems it's not reading it somehow... > The page is at: > http://members.home.com/fayetarzwell/prototype2/index.html > Could someone check it out and tell me what's wrong with my doctype > declaration?