How to Define HTML5 DOCTYPE for IE

Is Internet Explorer not recognizing your <footer> tag?

I ran into the same issue.

Solution:

To ensure browser recognition of the most common HTML5 tags, you need to declare to the HTML5 DOCTYPE in you code. To do so add the below DOCTYPE just before your <html> tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>

A simple adjustment that may keep you from banging your head in Internet Explorer 9.

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