[thelist] Document type encoding validation

Paul Peterson paul at thereformist.com
Fri Oct 26 17:06:42 CDT 2001


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;">

   <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,

> 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?

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