The answer is Yes, but... you might want to make sure and wait for another member here to confirm it as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you email the iPage guys because they can assist you better...
Your right Android..
Warning: No Character Encoding detected! To assure correct validation, processing, and display, it is important that the character encoding is properly labeled..
It would say that if you dont have the Doctype info..
Yuppers - saw that one a lot - their "warning", that is. now, this java and css - totally confused I am..
But I'm going to stick your info in my W3C file and maybe one day it will click. I want to learn CSS next - if I am ever done changing my pages! I take it you can and maybe even should have <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> on all pages, correct? Because I'm sitting here adding it to my pages -hundreds and hundreds cuz of those stupid recipes...hehe. What a boring job. But we don't have to meet their requirements to place that on the page, do we? Because I'm sticking it there anyway. That's supposed to help you rank in the SE's, correct?.
Okay, shut up jeni..lol..
Thanks for the replies, all - I checked some big sites and they have the line at the top but don't meet all W3C requirements, either so if the big boys can do it, I figure I can, too!..
I think it wont have any effect in your site's rankings in major search engines...
No? I read that somewhere. What does it do then?..
Welll jeni, if you can understand it you can read.
Mostly what it is for is for the browser. you are telling the browser that you are running html 4.01 and nothing less, so in that perspective you can't use anything less than 4.01..
That is the way I understand it anyway..
Okay, I think I get it - it tells whatever browswer what code your using? Or something like that? Well, this page sure has a lot of into, thanks - I'm going to keep that. Some of it is Greek, but some of it I get the general idea. I keep trying Scoutt! And some things click here and there and start making sense, but that W3C iPage site - I've never had so much difficulty understanding anything in my life before! Except maybe algebra - stunk at that! Not surprising, I bet!..