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Bare-Bones HTML/XHTML Document Templates

In this post I have assembled a concise collection of conforming, bare-bones document templates for just about every DOCTYPE for HTML, XHTML, and more.

Document Templates

Doctype Declarations

In addition to the complete document templates listed above, this post also provides the following doctype declarations:

  • HTML 2.0
  • HTML 3.2
  • HTML 5.0
  • XHTML 2.0
  • MathML 1.01
  • MathML 2.0
  • SVG 1.0
  • SVG 1.1 Full
  • SVG 1.1 Basic
  • SVG 1.1 Tiny
  • XHTML + MathML + SVG
  • XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile (XHTML Host Language)
  • XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile (SVG Host Language)

HTML 5.0

HTML 5.0

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
	<head>
		<title></title>
	</head>
	<body>
	</body>
</html>

XHTML 1.0

XHTML 1.0 Strict

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
   <head>
      <title>XHTML 1.0 Strict</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

XHTML 1.0 Transitional

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   <head>
      <title>XHTML 1.0 Transitional</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

XHTML 1.0 Frameset

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-frameset.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
   <head>
      <title>Accessible XHTML 1.0 Frameset</title>
   </head>
   <frameset>
      <noframes>
         <body>
            <p>[..alternate accessibility information..]</p>
         </body>
      </noframes>
   </frameset>
</html>

XHTML Basic 1.0

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic10.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   <head>
      <title>XHTML Basic 1.0</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

XHTML 1.1

XHTML 1.1

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
   <head>
      <title>XHTML 1.1</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

XHTML Basic 1.1

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   <head>
      <title>XHTML Basic 1.1</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

HTML 4.01

HTML 4.01 Strict

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
   <head>
      <title>HTML 4.01 Strict</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

HTML 4.01 Transitional

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
   <head>
      <title>HTML 4.01 Transitional</title>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>

HTML 4.01 Frameset

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
<html>
   <head>
      <title>HTML 4.01 Frameset</title>
   </head>
   <frameset>
      <noframes>
         <body>
            <p>[..alternate accessibility information..]</p>
         </body>
      </noframes>
   </frameset>
</html>

Doctype Declarations

Doctype Declarations

HTML 2.0

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">

HTML 3.2

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">

HTML 5.0

<!DOCTYPE html>

XHTML 2.0

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 2.0//EN" "TBD">

MathML 1.01

<!DOCTYPE math SYSTEM "http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml1/mathml.dtd">

MathML 2.0

<!DOCTYPE math PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD MathML 2.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/dtd/mathml2.dtd">

SVG 1.0

<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-SVG-20010904/DTD/svg10.dtd">

SVG 1.1 Full

<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd">

SVG 1.1 Basic

<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1 Basic//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11-basic.dtd">

SVG 1.1 Tiny

<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1 Tiny//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11-tiny.dtd">

XHTML + MathML + SVG

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/2002/04/xhtml-math-svg/xhtml-math-svg.dtd">

XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile (XHTML Host Language)

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/2002/04/xhtml-math-svg/xhtml-math-svg.dtd">

XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile (SVG Host Language)

<!DOCTYPE svg:svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/2002/04/xhtml-math-svg/xhtml-math-svg.dtd">

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3 responses to “Bare-Bones HTML/XHTML Document Templates”

  1. August Klotz 2007/08/22 6:22 pm

    Thanks for the templates. As for conforming XHTML 1.1 doctypes, I have seen the html element written as:

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
          xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
          xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/SCHEMA/xhtml11.xsd"
          xml:lang="en">

  2. Perishable 2007/08/22 6:28 pm

    Are you sure that’s not for XHTML 2.0? I have seen this:

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2"
         xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2 TBD"
         xml:lang="en">

    ..but i think that only pertains to XHTML 2..

  3. Jeff Starr 2009/01/25 9:42 am

    Note to self: remember to specify the document language via <html lang="en"> for HTML and <html ... xml:lang="en"> for XHTML.

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