Vine Type Content Management with Standards in Mind

19 Oct 2005

$doctype

variable
  • $doctype
type
  • textual (but not visible)
associated template variable
  • none
description

This variable specifies the DOCTYPE under which you want your website to published.

examples
$doctype:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
$doctype:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
notes
  • DOCTYPEs are an advanced topic that will not be covered here. Vine Type recommends keeping the default $doctype value, but provides customization capability for advanced website designers.

  • The DOCTYPE element specifies the W3C specification that you claim your website supports. Changing the DOCTYPE value can alter the way browsers display your website pages, so alteration of the $doctype value should be made with care and understanding.

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