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[resolved] Help with REALLY DUMB SIMPLE html code (8 posts)

  1. pweingart
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, folks,

    I need somebody with a little experience writing HTML code to take a look at this incredibly simple piece of code I'm writing to tell me what's wrong.

    This is exactly the same problem that I encountered the last time I started learning HTML. It was so frustrating that I quit, and didn't pick it up again for 5 years.

    The problem is that when I insert an href to create a link, the first link in the page shows up only as text, like a paragraph, and none of the heading tags above it on the page show up at all. If there's a second link, it shows up as a link.

    Here's my code WITHOUT the link. It works.

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
      <head>
        <title>Test Web Page 5</title>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso8859-1 />
      </head>
      <body>
        <h1>The fifth page.</h1>
        <h3>List of relative links.</h3>
    </body>
    </html>

    So far, so good. Go ahead, display it. It works.

    Now, I add an unordered list of links below my headers. Same code plus the new stuff:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
      <head>
        <title>Test Web Page 5</title>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso8859-1 />
      </head>
      <body>
        <h1>The fifth page.</h1>
        <h3>List of relative links.</h3>
     <ul>
      <li><a href="page01.php">First Page</a></li>
      <li><a href="page02.php">Second Page</a></li>
      <li><a href="page03.php">Third Page</a></li>
      </ul>
      </body>
    </html>

    My headings disappear, and "First Page" shows up as paragraph text.
    "Second Page" and "Third Page" show up as links.

    I even clipped example code from the tutorial I'm following, and displayed that. Same result. As a troubleshooter, I have to conclude that my browser display engine is broken somehow.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    Phil W.

  2. Academiphiliac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're just missing a quotation mark.

    This:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso8859-1 />

    Should be:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso8859-1" />

  3. myblogz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have an even more basic problem that maybe you can help me with. I'm trying to edit the file that contains my Title, Meta tags, and Keywords. The problem is I have no idea what the file is and where it is. I thought it would be the index.php file in my ftp site directory, but it's not. When I view the source on my page the first section is this:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr">

    <head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

    <title>Black Belt Politics </title>

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.3.1" /> <!-- leave this for stats -->

    Where is this and can I edit it locally so I can ftp it back with the added title info, meta, etc.?

    Thanks.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Everything is always in your theme's template files.
    The head section... you will be surprized: it is located in header.php :)

  5. myblogz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I wish it was that easy! That was the 1st place I looked. It's just a bunch of code that seems to pull it's info from somewhere else??? I know why pweingart gave up (above post). If you go to unscriptednews.com/your2cents, view, source, there it is!

    <title>Black Belt Politics </title>

    etc, etc.....

    I can build you a computer in an hour but I'm freakin' lost! Man this is frustrating.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    it is that easy, youre just not seeing that the "code" you speak of is what is generating what you see when view source.

  7. solenyi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And u mixed < li > and < ul >.

    It should be (without the spaces, somehow these backticks don't work for me

    < ul >
    < li >< a href="page01.php">First Page< /a >< /li >
    < li >< a href="page02.php">Second Page< /a >< /li >
    < li >< a href="page03.php">Third Page< /a >< /li >
    < /ul >

    ' 
    
    But the quotation mark was ur problem.
    
    So this would be ur code:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
    <title>Test Web Page 5</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso8859-1" />
    </head>
    <body>
    <h1>The fifth page.</h1>
    <h3>List of relative links.</h3>

  8. </body>
    </html>
    `
    PLZ close the post as resolved.

  • pweingart
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am appropriately embarrassed, but yes, sometimes it does take a fresh pair of eyes.

    Thank you. I appreciate the help.

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