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  1. Thanks. How do I determine the correct doctype to enter for this file since I did not code it and it did not come with a doctype? (Doesn't content='text/html serve as a doctype replacement?)
  2. Sorry for the very basic question. I have a test page that does not have a doctype tag but instead has <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=UTF-8'>. I attached the file. The W3 validator does not like it because of the absence of a doctype tag. Can't <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=UTF-8'> replace the doctype? Why not? If not, I do not know what doctype to put there because the code was automatically generated by the widely popular page: http://stevemorse.org/create/create.htmltest.html
  3. Is it enough to change the meta line stating the encoding in the html code or does something else need to happen?
  4. I have a series of html files that I created long ago using ISO-8859-1. I need to change them to UTF-8 character encoding. I have 2 questions:1. How do I do that? 2. The files include the meta line that statescharset=ISO-8859-1 Does this need to be changed manually or will it automatically be changed to UTF-8? (I currently use the Arachnophilia html editor). Thank you.
  5. Solved. Someone had changed the size in my Firefox. CtrlO restored things to normal.So now all is well.
  6. I do not know if you can help me or not but I have a weird and confusing problem.Let's take a html file I created for a friend as an example:http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/Seph...sSrchFrmFR.htmlWhen that file is physically on my home computer and I open it in Firefox 6 the displayed base text font is the same size as it appears when I open the file in IE. BUT, if I view the uploaded file via the internet, via the above url, the font size displayed in Firefox for most of the text is strangely 2 points smaller that when that same url is opened in IE! I cannot figure out why? The file and CSS file are the same both on my PC and on the server. The difference in displayed font size only happens when viewed from the internet.Any help would be appreciated.
  7. Please excuse the newbie question but I am a real newbie in css.I realize that one can use css to change the appearance of text in an html page. But can css be used to add blocks of text to a webpage?For instance can css be used to add "this is a sample text" to multiple html pages that link to that stylesheet?Thank you.
  8. Thank you again. I've learned something new.
  9. Yes it makes sense. It's the <!-- --> brackets that confused me because I had always thought these signified comments that would be ignored by browsers. But my ignorance suggested I ask before I deleted them. My css book does not mention them ....Thanks again.
  10. I am using some css menu examples from Stu Nichols website to both learn css and modify them for my site.A number of Stu's example menus contain statements like:<!--[if lte IE 7]><style type="text/css">#menu ul {display:inline;}</style><![endif]-->Are these just informative "comments" I can safely delete or are they part of the needed css code?(I posted the question on his forum but did not get an answer).Thank you.
  11. Thank you. I thought there probably was no tool but thought to ask.Will start work. Thanks for the advice.
  12. I have a very large site created over a decade ago entirely with html 3. It contains a little JavaScript code and several php search engines. Works fine in all browsers.I would like to convert it to css which I am just starting to learn mainly for ease of maintenance.Is there a tool that will help with this or is it a matter of re-writing all these pages over again.If no tool is available are there some tips, shortcuts, or advice on how to proceed?Is there any reason to change any of the html code to xhtml?If the site works fine, is there a really good reason to convert it to css?Thanks.
  13. Worked like a charm. Thank you so much.Jeff
  14. Thank you.Actually this is not for a real web page. It is for a lecture I am giving discussing various sites on the internet. During the lecture I will switch from PowerPoint to this special 2 page webpage I am creating which contains the links I want to go to during the lecture. Nobody will use this webpage except me during the presentation. That is why I am trying to avoid the links I place on this page changing colors (which I know how to do) or appearing underlined (which would distract from the appearance during the lecture and which I do not know how to do). Essentially this webpage would appear to the audience as a Powerpoint slide but one that I can use to jump to various different urls and then return to it. That is the reason for my peculiar needs to not have the links appear in their usual underlined or otherwise marked manner. I want them to just appear as normal text on a slide, even though I know they function as links.I've done this previously using the free PowerPoint add-on "Liveweb" which allows me to jump from my PowerPoint presentation to various urls from within PowerPoint. But for this presentation I will not be able to use my own laptop and the PC at the site does not have the Liveweb add-on installed. So instead, as a work around, I will jump to their browser which will have my specially created page loaded with my links. An example of what I mean is available at http://hold.orthohelp.com/internet2.htmAs you can see, the links still show up underlined which I want to get rid of. Unfortunately I do not know ciss and have no time to learn it before this presentation.If some kind expert can modify this so the links are not underlined I would greatly appreciate it.
  15. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
  16. Is that css?This is a simple html page that contains lines like<a href="xxxx.htm">words</a>All I want is for the link to _not_ appear underlined in the browser. Is that possible with html?Thank you.
  17. HiI need to create a special webpage using html where the links do not display as either underlined or in a color (as they usually do). How do I do that?Thanks
  18. Worked like a charm and I learned a lot. Thank you.Now this is pushing it but I will ask anyway. In many word processors, when one clicks on a footnote marker it takes you to the footnote (just like what I just implemented does). But, if one then clicks on the number of the footnote itself, it takes you back to where in the text that footnote marker was found so you can continue reading where you left off. I am sure I can implement this in html just by using the same technique I used for creating the footnote links, but that would need a lot of additional code work for each footnote, and I have a lot of footnotes. So, I thought to ask: is there a simple way to do this automatically? (That's why I originally asked if there was a "footnote tag" that would automatically create the back and forth links in one step). If not, I may just create a link to "Back to top of text", though this does not really accomplish what I need if the footnote number is further down on the page.Just trying to learn.
  19. Thank you for replying. Unfortunately I am not that expert and have never used IDs with elements and therefore am confused. Could you provide an example coded in html which would demonstrate how I should do this?Thanks.
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