Well, I’ve been doing this job, at a very high level, for a long time and I couldn’t code this by hand if you paid me $50,000:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
I understand it, and I can’t remember it. That’s basically gibberish to most people. There’s no way anyone is going to remember that string.
This? This I can code by hand and pretty much anyone can “get” what it’s doing:
<!DOCTYPE html >
I do wonder if there’s been any backlash against that? I’ve seen a lot of backlash against HTML5 over the past year, but I can’t really remember anyone complaining about the doctype declaration.
I bet someone hates it.