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In HTML5, there’s no need to specify the
version attribute - it is now obsolete. Here’s an example minimal HTML document to start with:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>Test</title> </head> <body> <p></p> </body> </html>
Related W3C validator issues
Instead of using the isolang attribute to define the language of the document, you can use lang with an ISO 639-1 two character code.
For example, for Portuguese:
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The page scanned is using an obsolete doctype, instead of the expected <!DOCTYPE html>.
A stray start tag <html> has been found in the document. As this tag defines the start of the whole HTML document, it should appear only once.
The old <acronym> element in previous versions is now obsolete, in HTML5 you must use <abbr> instead.
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The <big> tag is now obsolete. It was used to increase the size of text, you can do that using CSS instead. For example:
<p>Now this is <span style="font-size: larger;">big</span></p>
A <script> element has been found that is using the now obsolete charset attribute. You can safely remove this attribute.
For example, this is using both type and charset attributes, with their default values. Both can be removed:
and just use this:
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The <font> element, used to define the font face, size and color in previous versions of HTML, is no longer valid in HTML5. Instead, you should rely on CSS styles.
For example, you can define a font size of 12px, bold text with inline styles like this:
<p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold;">some text</p>
The language attribute is now obsolete and should not be used.
The <option> element no longer accepts a name attribute, which is now obsolete.
<select id="pet-select"> <option value="">--Please choose an option--</option> <option value="dog">Dog</option> <option value="cat">Cat</option> <option value="hamster">Hamster</option> </select>
The <meta> element no longer accepts a scheme attribute, it’s now obsolete and should be removed.
For example, old documents adhering to old definitions in DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) use this HTML tag to define a date:
<meta name="DC.Date.Created" scheme="W3CDTF" content="2009-11-30" />
As the scheme attribute is now obsolete, it should now be removed. The following HTML code will pass current validations, but you should check the exact definition to use if you want to keep using the DCMI tags.
<meta name="DC.Date.Created" content="2009-11-30" />
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