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I was hoping my site could be looked over. When validating with W3C it says this page is not valid HTML 4.01. Also apostrophes seem to be generating errors. Any ideas on what this could be? Also any site recommendations would be greatly appreciated, including layout.

http://masanz.lostedge.com

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I think if you are going to use scrolling windows on your page, you should keep the height smaller. It is a little awkward to go scroll through the content.

Personally, I think you could do without the use of the scrollbars on your pages, it looks fine without them. Just an opinion . . .

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Directly quoted from your validator error page:

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You have used an illegal character in your text. HTML uses the standard UNICODE Consortium character repertoire, and it leaves undefined (among others) 65 character codes (0 to 31 inclusive and 127 to 159 inclusive) that are sometimes used for typographical quote marks and similar in proprietary character sets. The validator has found one of these undefined characters in your document. The character may appear on your browser as a curly quote, or a trademark symbol, or some other fancy glyph; on a different computer, however, it will likely appear as a completely different character, or nothing at all.

Your best bet is to replace the character with the nearest equivalent ASCII character, or to use an appropriate character entity. For more information on Character Encoding on the web, see Alan Flavell's excellent HTML Character Set Issues reference.

This error can also be triggered by formatting characters embedded in documents by some word processors. If you use a word processor to edit your HTML documents, be sure to use the "Save as ASCII" or similar command to save the document without formatting information.

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Thanks, I did everything in notepad... so saving with the unicode option cleared up all the problems.

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Link separation, lack of headings, style, it seems to be missing the mark on many counts.

For me it had a gray backgound and looked like an unstyed page almost.

Thry vartical bars between your links... that's an accessibility thing.

Example:

Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3

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Well I guess I'm still having problems with my page. The page validates fine when I save in unicode format, only problem is server-sides (counter) and mozilla support fails.

Is there some type of different header that I should be using?

I am also looking into some of those recommendations made. Thanks.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

A complete doctype would be just peachy Tongue

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That is the same document type I'm currently using.

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http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

Here are complete doctypes. For what you are doing, you might want to try xhtml strict or transitional.

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Not having much luck with that either.

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Why not just do away with the multiple scrollbars altogether and let the content flow as it would? Smile

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ABCruz wrote:
Why not just do away with the multiple scrollbars altogether and let the content flow as it would? Smile

Seconded.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

You haven't fixed that, either Evil

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