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Validation on Server

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When I use the validation service it will validate my pages on my computer,
but when I get them up loaded to the server, and try to validate the pages
on line I get this message: "No DOCTYPE Found! Falling Back to HTML 4.01
Transitional".

This is the doc type I have on all my pages.
"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">" .

My webpage server is 250free.com and they put a banner at the top and bottom
of my pages. Is this why the validator gives me a no doc type found message?

http://floyd.250free.com

Floyd O'Connell

Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Rick" <fl*****@aaahawk.com> wrote:
When I use the validation service it will validate my pages on my computer,
but when I get them up loaded to the server, and try to validate the pages
on line I get this message: "No DOCTYPE Found! Falling Back to HTML 4.01
Transitional".

This is the doc type I have on all my pages.
"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">" .
HTML 3.2? Odd choice for 2004.
My webpage server is 250free.com and they put a banner at the top and bottom
of my pages. Is this why the validator gives me a no doc type found message?

http://floyd.250free.com


Yep, the twenty odd lines of code they insert right at the start of
the file means that the validator can't find a doctype in the proper
place. It also means that the page will never validate to any doctype.
Move to a better host, one that doesn't screw up your pages.

Steve

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I never answer letters and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor

Steve Pugh <st***@pugh.net> <http://steve.pugh.net/>
Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Rick" <fl*****@aaahawk.com> wrote in
news:10*************@corp.supernews.com:
When I use the validation service it will validate my pages on my
computer, but when I get them up loaded to the server, and try to
validate the pages on line I get this message: "No DOCTYPE Found!
Falling Back to HTML 4.01 Transitional".

This is the doc type I have on all my pages.
"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">" .

My webpage server is 250free.com and they put a banner at the top and
bottom of my pages. Is this why the validator gives me a no doc type
found message?

http://floyd.250free.com


Yes. Look at the source code of the page as delivered by 250free.
The page starts with the code for the "250Free Advertising".

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Dave Patton
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My website: http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/
Jul 20 '05 #3

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One other question, please. Does the server banner stop the web spiders or
crawlers from seeing my pages?

"Dave Patton" <no**@none.com> wrote in message
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"Rick" <fl*****@aaahawk.com> wrote in
news:10*************@corp.supernews.com:
When I use the validation service it will validate my pages on my
computer, but when I get them up loaded to the server, and try to
validate the pages on line I get this message: "No DOCTYPE Found!
Falling Back to HTML 4.01 Transitional".

This is the doc type I have on all my pages.
"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">" .

My webpage server is 250free.com and they put a banner at the top and
bottom of my pages. Is this why the validator gives me a no doc type
found message?

http://floyd.250free.com


Yes. Look at the source code of the page as delivered by 250free.
The page starts with the code for the "250Free Advertising".

--
Dave Patton
Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project
http://www.confluence.org/
My website: http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/

Jul 20 '05 #4

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Please don't top-post.

Rick wrote:
One other question, please. Does the server banner stop the web spiders or
crawlers from seeing my pages?


No, it should have no effect.

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)

Jul 20 '05 #5

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"Brian" <us*****@julietremblay.com.invalid> wrote in message
news:40********@news-1.oit.umass.edu...
Please don't top-post.

Rick wrote:
One other question, please. Does the server banner stop the web spiders or crawlers from seeing my pages?


No, it should have no effect.

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)


Thanks, and Sorry, I will do better.
Jul 20 '05 #6

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Rick wrote:
One other question, please. Does the server banner stop the web spiders or
crawlers from seeing my pages?


I don't think so: until recently, I had a similar problem using
easyspace as a host. I still got hits from search engines.

A bannerless site was prohibitively expensive, and there was no
guarantee that they would not add code to my pages. They did not respond
to an email where I offered to include a banner in my pages and a link
to their site. So I changed hosts.

Paul
Jul 20 '05 #7

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