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  1. #1

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    Firefox, create a web page
    First time trying to make a web page. Here the content of my index.html file. When I open the file with firefox, the content of the file is displayed as a text file instead of a nice web page. Thank you for any tip. Michel

    <title>My personal website</title>
    <h1>My personal website</h1>

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    Try giving it a doc type

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
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    It's good form to have a DOCTYPE declared (more here) so take louishen's advice but know that it's not necessary for the page to work. Simple question: did you save the page with the htm or html extension? If not, Firefox is probably reading it as plain text and is thus just presenting it.
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