d13 d13 - 3 months ago 12
HTML Question

What's a valid HTML5 document?

I've just been reading the HTML5 author spec.
It states that the

<html>
,
<head>
and
<body>
tags are optional.
Does that mean that you can leave them out completely and still have a valid HTML5 document?

If I'm interpreting this correctly, it means this should be completely valid:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<p>Hello!</p>


Is this correct?

You can check out the spec here:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/syntax.html#syntax

"8.1.2.4 Optional tags" is the bit out about it being OK to omit
<html>
,
<head>
and
<body>

Answer

This is the minimal HTML5-valid document:

<!doctype html><title> </title>
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