error in book

Bruce Adler bruce.adler at
Wed May 5 14:44:58 PDT 2004

I'm not certain if this is the proper method to report bugs.
But I just discovered your project and tried reading the latest
online version of your book via this link:

But my browser on this system (IE6.1) doesn't like the book's HTML.
Specifically line #4 is not valid:

1    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" standalone="no"?>
2    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
3        "">

4        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

You can verify this by checking the output of the W3 validator:

That META element on line #4 looks like an out of place duplicate
of line #9.

Strangely, if I copy that page's source to a local file, my browser
ignores the HTML error (but of course the hyperlinks don't work
since I don't (yet) have any of the rest of the book on my disk).

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