Correcting my Blog

Posted on 2013-09-09
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Last Modified: 2013-11-19
When others view my blog, they will see "gibberrish" in front of the text, but I do not see this on my PC whenI view the blog:

"<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->On Thursday, August 29"

Can anyone tell me why?

Question by:HoraceFowler
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I think the reason is vml only works with older IE browsers.  

This topic describes VML, a feature that is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Webpages and applications that rely on VML should be migrated to SVG or other widely supported standards.

Note  As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.

On my mac with chrome, I can't see the images on this page
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ID: 39477896
You may not be using Unicode (UTF-8) encoding:

Open your browsers tools.
Select "Character Encoding."
Select "Unicode (UTF-8)" from the dropdown menu
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Not really a way to tell from the information given.  Can we get a link to look at?
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 1500 total points
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I looked at this on chrome and firefox on the mac and it looked fine visually on the outside.  However, it is kind of a mess on the inside.  It is hard to say if the coding is directly related to the issue, but please view the link to your site in the validator.


Every browser handles errors differently and it looks like you used microsoft to possibly copy and paste from.  As one example, on your computer, you may have a font for installed and somebody else does not but since you are using microsoft code to spec the font, the viewer using IE may see trouble.  I can't be sure on my end because I don't have IE.

You should take care of those errors if you want to your blog to be viewed properly across all devices and  browsers.   Some errors are not so bad (missing alt text) and others are (like un closed tags).

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