Hi Paul - oh gosh I never thought of that! I knew I could have only one ID on a page but never guessed the logical conclusion…
The good news is that it’s paid off that I decided to go all the way and remove all the old <table>s on every page - not just sandwich an old <table> page between a css header + footer - instead I’m converting the whole page to css
I’ve needed a comments box since google began measuring activity in addition to stickability.
facebook comments box can appear on any ol’ page no matter how old the doctype, so long as you add this to the html tag:
AND it can handle comments when a person is not a facebook member although they use a horrible captcha for this where the text is virtually impossible to read.
The neat css in my whole page - no <table>s - makes it so easy for me to edit + write new pages. Basically my entire page is now just this:
with side-by-side floating images wrapped into their container divs.
I’m about 60% of the way through converting the site, hopefully will be finished by Jan/Feb - so long as the web 2.0 industry stops introducing new stuff all the time!
I think I’ll go back + close every <p> now, I think maybe that’s the only thing that’ll stop me from upgrading the doctype when I’m finished.
The Netscape Composer I was using in old <table>s pages didn’t close them, and wordpress doesn’t have <p> in its html view, so I haven’t been bothering to add </p>'s when converting a page into css, because I thought I was later gonna convert again into wordpress which would drop the <p> anyway.
When I’ve finished the upgrade early next year, perhaps you could take a look at the final version online + see what doctype I can use then…
thanks million for your kind help - Val