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Thread: [RESOLVED] What is <!DOCTYPE>? Why is it necessary to use in HTML5?

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    resolved [RESOLVED] What is <!DOCTYPE>? Why is it necessary to use in HTML5?

    I have seen lots of webpages source code where <!DOCTYPE> is mentioned in the beginning of the webpage. Is it necessary to use?

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    Because if you don't, your browser is free to render how it wishes, by declaring the doctype, you set the standards that the browser has to work to to render the page as intended.
    --> JavaScript Frameworks like JQuery, Angular, Node <--
    ... and please remember to wrap code with forum BBCode tags:-

    [CODE]...[/CODE] [HTML]...[/HTML] [PHP]...[/PHP]

    If you can't think outside the box, you will be trapped forever with no escape...

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