Den 30/03/10 15.54, Vern Hamberg skrev:
I'm up for starting a religious war!!

As I understand it, several Web developers no longer push for going to
XHTML - HTML 5 seems more the goal. Compliance with any of the standards
can be difficult, what with browser differences.

That is not to say to use old techniques - no - use DIVs for layout (use
tables for tabular data), use CSS, use a js framework, etc.

And I'm intrigued by grids in recent HTML for layout.

There, I've laid down the gauntlet - primarily about XHTML vs HTML 4 or
5 advances.

XHTML 1.0 is "just" HTML4 written in a form which is both valid XML and still compatible with older browsers. Quite a feat actually.

There is nothing wrong with doing exactly the same trick with HTML5 but I have not kept up in recent years so it may have a name, and it may not.

Having XML instead of some obscure SGML HTML is much, much easier to work with, both to produce but also consume. The combination of XML data and XSLT transformation(s) into XHTML is very powerful.


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