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doctype ‎(plural doctypes)

  1. (computing) A directive that associates an SGML or XML document (such as a webpage) with a Document Type Definition, potentially affecting how it is parsed and rendered.
    • 2006, Paul Haine, HTML mastery: semantics, standards, and styling
      There are three XHTML 1.0 doctypes available []
    • 2007, Matthew MacDonald, Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008
      Common idiosyncrasies that appear in web pages that don't have doctypes include varying text sizes and varying margin space between elements.
    • 2008, David Sawyer McFarland, JavaScript: The Missing Manual
      Most Web page editing programs add an appropriate doctype when you create a new Web page []