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HTML5 is with us

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A big welcoming hug for HTML5, please! “HTML5 is already here?!” Oh yes, definitely. Contrary to popular belief that HTML5 is going to be released in 2022, it is actually already floating around in the cyberspace. HTML5 is the latest player in the world of markup language. It supports all the lowercase tags, self-closing tags and the likes. Even better, there is also XHTML5! Woot! No, XHTML5 isn’t a jump from XHTML, in case you’re wondering. That would be a shoddy insult to XHTML2, wouldn’t it? LOL. Bleegh, screw XHTML2. It’s been dead since July 2009. Anyway, XHTML5 is actually the combination of HTML5 and XML meaning it will allow all the normal rules for XHTML.

One interesting thing about HTML5 is, all the validation types can be put together into one short line. For example, if you are a developer who is obsessed with strict validation rule, you would have your DOCTYPE line looking like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>

But fortunately with HTML5, regardless whether it is Strict, Transitional, 1.0 or 1.1, the DOCTYPE line will be the same:

<!DOCTYPE html>

Ain’t that groovy?

Christmas is only a few weeks away and I’m making a layout just for the season! Hopefully it’ll be ready by the end of the week, but that depends on my schedule of course. 😀