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

David Laakso david at chelseacreekstudio.com
Wed Sep 1 09:11:04 CDT 2010

Bill Moseley wrote:
> I've been using:
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
> But 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.
> Thanks,

Not much other than HTML5 [1] is still a bit of a moving target at the 
moment [2]...

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>:: whatever ::</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="#" type="text/css" />
<!--[if IE]>

[1] <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html>
[2] <http://html5doctor.com/>


:: desktop and mobile ::

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