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How do I fix this web page

Posted on 2011-02-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
This web page as some problems in Firefox and Chrome but looks OK in IE.
What can I do to fix it.


1. triangle with ? artifacts on right
2. Text escaping column on left
Question by:davidpm
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Expert Comment

ID: 34992107
You are missing <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html> at top and </html> at bottom. Also <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> somewhere in the head section.
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Accepted Solution

Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 34992360
The triangle is "images/cursor.gif", line 18 of your source.

Make <span id="Sidebar" a 'div'.  'span' is not a block element so it can't contain the 'div's below it.

Author Comment

ID: 34992468
The span thing worked, It broke something else but I'll do a new question for that.
The triange I'm talking about is in the text.
Accession located and developed a major site for a “bottle

The single and double quotes are not rendering properly.
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Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 34992533
You need to put a closing tag on the <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />  and the left/right quotes around “bottle law” are not 'legal' UTF-8 characters.  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252" /> might fix those but it might break other things.  If your audience is all Microsoft Office users, you wouldn't have a problem.  If you have an international audience, changing those quotes to standard single and double quotes will work.
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Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 34992537
Correction: If you have an international audience, changing those quotes to standard single and double quotes will work with UTF-8.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34993467
Thanks, Dave I have found some more problems with the site but I'll start a new question for those.
Please follow up.

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