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    Validating page to W3C standards

    I have validated a page but for some reason it has only validated it tentively.
    I am unsure as to how to make it fully valid, any help would be appreciated.
    see screenshot for what l mean.
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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Justin

    As usual you have not added the code for us to assist you properly <img src=/S/bif.gif border=0 alt=bif width=70 height=28>

    Try adding if you already haven't:

    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

    In your head tag.
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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Admitting I know nothing about this, it looks like the message you got tells you how to fix it but you didn't share all of it with us. Please don't make the screenshot any bigger but you could copy and paste the text, huh? Did you just fail to "RTFM" ? ?

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Adding that line was the problem , thanks for that.

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Justin

    Just as a matter of interest. You will find the world of technical forums a very very small one. I belong to a few ( I don't use the same handle) and I note that you have been asking the same questions in those forums as this one. Taking the code that I and others have done for YOU and then checking it out against other forums, they answer it and then you check it against our thoughts.

    I say this as I just noted that you asked a similar question to this in Tek-Tips.com ( Yes I belong to that forum <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>) about XHTML validation and got a response, why come here and ask the same question....don't you trust us?????
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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    You ARE wielding a chainsaw, after all... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    I hope you will truthfully answer Jerry's question! Burning the candle at both ends will usually result in burnt fingers sooner or later...

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    I do this in case one forum is unable to respond to my query. I will chage the handle l use in future on other forums.

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    I think you misunderstand the issue. It's not the handle you use, it's the way you use the forums. There's nothing wrong with being a member of several forums, regardless of which username you use. The issue is that if you ask the same question on several forums at once, without waiting for an answer from any of them, you are wasting the time of the people who are trying to help you. May I suggest that when you ask a question, you ask it once and wait and see if help is forthcoming. If nobody answers your question after a day or so, then it's fair enough to look elsewhere. But until then, asking the same question repeatedly without giving people a fair chance of answering is downright rude.

    Furthermore, if you ask a question and subsequently find the answer elsewhere, it's only polite to return and post the answer to your own question, so that others can learn from your experience and so that people know that the issue has been resolved. There's also the principle of "give and take" - if you find a forum useful, it's polite to repay its members by posting some answers to others' queries where you can, or posting some handy tips that you've discovered along your way. Collaboration is not a one-way thing.

    I hope that none of this comes as a surprise, as these are common sense principles and basic manners. I'm sure you'll find your internet experience much more beneficial and enjoyable if you put them to good use.

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Hello,

    Those are very good points you made there. The reason l post on several forums is in case one forum does not give me an answer or in case one takes a while to respond (I can bit a little inpatient in waiting for an answer). I think what you said is valid,so what l plan to do from now on is:

    1. Try as best to work out for myself.

    2. Use forum l feel is most appropaite i.e. one that l feel would answer the quickest and provide the best solution.

    3. If no response say within 24 hours then use another forum.

    4. Once answer received then post of original forum if l use another forum.

    I can see where you are coming from in that l am wasting peoples time , which l agree is unfair as if l get the answer from another forum and some one has made the effort to work out the answer from the original forum before l hardly give them anytime to do this.
    I don't want to get bad reputation on forums so will take on your advice.

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    Thanks Justin

    I/We really want to help. I have found the response time pretty quick around Woody's and just have to remember sometimes that we are all in different time zones. You are lucky in as much that Waggers and I are within 80 miles of where you are now!!!! The problem is we fit this around our work...or is it the other way round <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    A very good resource is W3Schools.com it will give you the opportunity to look up HTML and CSS questions you may ask. Obviously they won't all be there but a fantastic resource and then the forums are great.
    Jerry

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    Re: Validating page to W3C standards

    I use W3C schools and think they are good, l forget that others are in a different time zone.
    I also did not reaslise they had a forum.
    I will use Woodys first then use w3c forum,as l know woodys reply is pretty quick.

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