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Subject:Re: HTML Help help, please? From:"Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 7 Jul 2000 16:21:39 -0700
At 8:44 AM -0700 7/7/2000, Becca Price wrote:
>Can someone help me interpret: the following lines?
><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2
This is a doctype, a declaration of the version of HTML used by the page.
It is used by validators to determine whether the page is valid HTML of
whatever version, and by some browsers to determine how to render the page,
and is required for valid HTML documents. This one alleges that the
document is written in HTML 3.2.
This line in the <head> declares that the character set the document is
written in is codepage 1252 - which is the Windows-specific version of
ISO-Latin. The standard Windows character set, in other words.
By default, HTML documents are assumed to be in ISO-Latin, which is mostly
the same as codepage 1252 except for some special characters such as curved