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No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.

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http://validator.w3.org came back and told me that i have no character encoding on my web page. how do i fix this useing Dreamweaver MX?
this is the help information at w3.org

The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element.

One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>").
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Question by:Justin Malone
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huji earned 20 total points
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You select a character encoding with such a line of code in the HEAD of your HTML document:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
You can use your appropriate charset of course. In dreamweaver, go to Design View, then Press Ctrl+J (or right-click on the page and go to page properties), and choose Document Encoding.
Wish I can help
Huji
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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You are trying to validate code generated by Dreamweaver?  That should be fun.

For the encoding you are probably missing:

   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

In the head.

There is no point to trying to go beyond that code generates produce a certain amount of non-standard garbage.  If you want to produce code that will validate.  Get rid of the toys and use a text editor to write the code yourself.

Cd&

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by:huji
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Also please send the line of code reported as trouble making by the validator, here to me, if the above instructions didn't help you.
Huji
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Sorry huji.  Yours was not there yet when I posted.

Cd&
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by:huji
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No problem Cd&. And another thing, this is my opinion: Dreamweaver is not that bad. Of course Hard Coding may be a good option for people who are accustomed with it, but not for every body; and on the other hand, one can generate codes made by Dreamweaver, which follow HTML 4.0 transitional standards and pass the W3C validation tests.
Need an example? I made http://ssrc.tums.ac.ir all in Dw. and it passes that validation thing. (The only thing that does not pass is the CSS validation test, becuase I decided to use some scroll bar effects, which are not in CSS standards.)
Huji
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Ooops that does not look quite right.

squallkill99,

Are you sure you accept th ecomment you intended to. I think what I supplied duplicated huji, and when two experts give the same information, the question should be awarded to the first one who posted it.

If you made a mistake I can correct it for you.

Cd&
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by:Justin Malone
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yea i acadentley accepted the wrong one
this was the first question i had ever posted here
and to tell you the truth i used the first one more than the second.
if there is a way to fix it i will do so
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