Answer: Except there isn't. Helpful, aren't I?
In the standard
there are no topmargin or leftmargin attributes in the body element. Similarly, there is no background attribute for the table element. None of this of course recognizes the practical issues of what various browsers do (non-standard mark-up) and don't (fully compliant CSS) support. It is a standard however, and you shouldn't identify a page as standards-compliant if it isn't.
On the other hand, I am not shy about making intelligent, purposeful decisions to use non-standard mark-up. I use validators to make sure I only do such things on purpose and not by accident.
I deleted the topmargin and leftmargin attributes from the body element, and cleaned up the table definitions (just deleted the background citations) and got
Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser.
No errors found!
Congratulations, this document validates as HTML 4.01 Transitional!
. Any "bad" stuff (to reflect non-standard proprietary mark-up supported by IE or Navigator) you can add back in on purpose.
By the way, I found one place where there was a link to "image/somethingorother" instead of "/image/somethingorother". You probably want that initial slash so you don't get bitten someday when you cut and paste. <grin>