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    Question best place to put an ASP action in page doc.

    I inherited responsiblity for a website. It was built with classic ASP and I don't really know it, but I can modify / manipulate for the simple tasks. Recently I discovered the site, built in 2008-2009, is quirking with IE 7 / 8/ 9. Even though there is a <!DOCTYPE> declared. But the original company built it with an ASP include and snippet before the <!DOCTYPE>. I can pull these snippets, but then their action fails.

    Where is best place to put these action? (see below first ~12 lines)

    My ideas: in head after <meta> before <link ... Or might it be better at the bottom of page like scripts? Another location?

    How the page begins presently (and breaks IE )

    <!--#include file="store/pc/include-metatags.asp"-->
    <!-- 'default to order tab or not --> 
    Dim tab1, tab5, switchtabs
    switchtabs = Trim(request.querystring("o"))
    if isnumeric(switchtabs) then
    end if
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

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    If the code in the #include file is pure ASP (no HTML generated), then it shouldn't matter where it is.

    But, yes, I usually put my code like that in the <head>, just in case it needs to dump in some <style> or <script> coding. Without seeing the code in the #include, it's hard to tell for sure, but you could/should certainly try that.

    Certainly it will *NOT* work at the bottom of the page.
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