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From: Pat Geary <>
Subject: Re: [FP-ADVAN] web page errors
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 21:36:27 -0400
>You are so right about the ampersand. Most of my page errors came from
>using it but I played with it and learned something. I learned that if I
>use the "&" character, minus the quotes, and not &, the ampersand
>tag, the page will validate, assuming there are no other problems. Odd
>that the ampersand tag causes problems but the ampersand character does not.
Just make sure that your links still work when you make the changes.
>I also had to revise my SSI file for the meta tags and such. I removed
>the DOC TYPE info, <html> and <head> tags from the SSI file and put them
>back where they belong in the web pages but I kept the meta info in the
>file and this worked. If I left the <head> tag in the SSI file, the
>validator found an error with my </html> tag stating that it was an
>empty string. I guess it could not find the <head> tag.
I don't think I have ever know anyone who put their doctype and meta
tags or head tags in an outside file. Interesting.
>To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document parse
>tree. This means you should use valid HTML.
>No style sheet found
Have no idea if it makes any difference or not but I have always seen
it written as such -
<link rel="stylesheet" href="anyfilename.css" type="text/css" />