[thelist] Current recommendation for doctype and <html> tags.

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:02:25 CDT 2010

On 01/09/2010, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> wrote:
> talking to a designer yesterday they said that the current
> recommendation is to just us <html> and a reduced html5 doctype.
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> <html>
> We don't support older browsers so I'm wondering what issues I need to be
> aware of.

Well, HTML5 isn't a recommendation yet, but most of the spec is
written with backwards compatability in mind - the reduced doctype was
chosen because it still triggers "standards" mode in the older

And I'm pretty sure you ought to keep the language attribute on the
HTML tag e.g. <html lang="en">.


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