What is the mean of DOCTYPE in a html page?
I am studying English, I don't know what is mean of DOCTYPE in an Html page?
I have tried to remove it from my HTML page but it still displays fine. Nothing happens.
Thank you for any explains.
Marry Christ May 30 2020
DOCTYPE is used to inform the browser about the version of HTML used on a web page. It is not a tag and no display anything in the browser.
The latest version of Html is 5.0 (HTML5) so syntax looks like :
If you want using HTML version 4 you can declare as below:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
Note: Why this is important? Because maybe as you know html5 support more many new tags If you declare version 4 and using some tag of version 5 some browser will not understand to display. So I recommend use the latest version of Html.