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    Not sure if this is the right forum for this. Should all your pages have
    !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" on them? Apparently Front Page is not inserting it on my pages.
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    Hi Cazzie!

    It really does not make a difference anymore. When you test and your page displays correctly in IE and NN you're fine.

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    Akiva is correct as this former FP meta tag alerted SE robots that the HTML was compliant. This is now ignored.

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    Sorry Mike, using doctype is still the correct way to write html. Doctype was never intended for SEs (and I have no idea whether they are using it or not), it was intended for browsers. But Akiva is right about the tag not being used by browsers.

    DOCTYPE is part of the official HTML standard, it's not a FP tag.

    And yes, I use it on all my pages.

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    I've never used it. I've never had any problems with browsers or SE for not using as far as I know.

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    Yeah, the doctype definition is part of W3C specifications. It is correct html to use it. However it makes no difference to spiders, although search engines do like correct html.

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