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Template is everything in blue below the horizontal rule, starting with <!DOCTYPE . Copy, and use it yourself. Please note that it is important that the very first line of your HTML be the <!DOCTYPE ... declaration, as demonstrated below. W3C Markup Validation Service will NOT work properly if <!DOCTYPE ... declaration is not the first line. For an explanation of doctype declarations see this website ... and this one too. You may also want an understanding of "Content-Type" (charset=utf-8) here and here, and Wikipedia too.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />