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DOCTYPE moved down in php page

Thread began 8/18/2009 10:43 pm by david.barrack304604 | Last modified 8/19/2009 4:39 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1000 views | 1 replies |


DOCTYPE moved down in php page

I created a template using CSS Sculptor. I then created a new document using the template and added a recordset to the page. When I looked at the code the recordset was placed near the top of the page and in fact above the DOCTYPE declarations. Does this sound correct? I thought the DOCTYPE declaration had to be at the top of the page.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, this is correct. The recordset is server side code. server side PHP code can be on the page above the doctype.

The key is that when the page is delivered to the browser, the doctype tag should be at the top of the page.

The PHP code will be processed on the server, before the page is delivered to the browser. The PHP code on the page that uis before the doctype type tag is used to create objects that are used in the page. There should not be any PHP code to out p[ut to the page before the doctype tag.

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