I’m pretty new to WordPress, I’ve been playing with it and reading through the Codex for about a month now. I’m also just as new to HTML and CSS in general, only been learning about it for about 6 months. I’ve started going through the template files one by one and spotted the doctype declaration which has left me with a question.
In TwentyTen before the opening of the tag the doctype declaration is just < !DOCTYPE html>. Is this some form of shorthand that I just haven’t learned yet? Or is it something specific to WordPress? I was under the assumption that doctypes have to be declared like:
< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
I’ve done the usual searching in Google and here in the forums and the codex and can’t seem to find an explanation.