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Wikipedia’s New Look

[ I don’t see a big visual improvement][link], but the overall simplification of the UI and reworking the previously atrocious underlying HTML code is a step forward.

Not sure why they went with an XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE instead of, say, HTML5, which is practically tailor-made for a website like Wikipedia. I’m assuming that the new layout has been in the works for so long that HTML5 didn’t seem like a viable option at the outset.

[link]: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2010/05/13/a-new-look-for-wikipedia/ “A new look for Wikipedia”

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