I have recently moved my site to a new server. It was working fine on two other servers but on the new one I get the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/a7247396/public_html/index.html on line 74

The code in question was written by somebody else as I am only really able to write HTML so despite Googling the error, I cannot see how to fix it. Here is the code which is for a drop-down menu.

<body onload="setButtons();">
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>
<a href="http:www.decdun.me.uk/" onmouseover="setOverImg('1','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu1','button1');" onmouseout="setOutImg('1','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu1\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button1up.png" border="0" id="button1" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="*" onmouseover="setOverImg('2','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu2','button2');" onmouseout="setOutImg('2','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu2\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button2up.png" border="0" id="button2" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="turntables.html" onmouseover="setOverImg('3','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu3','button3');" onmouseout="setOutImg('3','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu3\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button3up.png" border="0" id="button3" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="digital.html" onmouseover="setOverImg('4','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu4','button4');" onmouseout="setOutImg('4','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu4\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button4up.png" border="0" id="button4" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="*" onmouseover="setOverImg('5','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu5','button5');" onmouseout="setOutImg('5','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu5\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button5up.png" border="0" id="button5" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="loudspeakers.html" onmouseover="setOverImg('6','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu6','button6');" onmouseout="setOutImg('6','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu6\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button6up.png" border="0" id="button6" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>
<a href="loudspeakers.html" onmouseover="setOverImg('7','');overSub=true;showSubMenu('submenu7','button7');" onmouseout="setOutImg('7','');overSub=false;setTimeout('hideSubMenu(\'submenu7\')',delay);" target=""><img src="buttons/button7up.png" border="0" id="button7" vspace="1" hspace="1"></a>

</td></tr></table>

Can anybody help me sort this out please?

Pointing out which line, line 74 is might help your cause.

Line 74 was numbered but for some reason the post has been edited with line numbers starting at 1.

The line in question is

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

hmm I guess the <? is making this trouble, and my guess is that you have to deactivate short commands from your php.ini file.. I'm just saying not sure this solves the problem but I think it might.

Thanks Theighost. I have changed both the ?'s to /'s

ie </xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"/>

and the site now appears to work OK!