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Re: XHTML

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 09:33:13 -0400
Message-ID: <014001bec2fd$1baeaf60$97addccf@bckman>
To: "Ankit Fadia" <ankit@bol.net.in>, <www-html@w3.org>
> Do I really need to learn XHTML.

Actually you probably know XHTML already. It is HTML rewritten as an
application of XML, rather than SGML. It uses the same set of elements as
HTML.
The transparent differences can be summed up as follows(of course there is
more going on under the surface)

1. tags must be in lower case
2. Implied closing tags (as in the Pelement) is not allowed put <p>...</p>
3.Implied tags must be written (e.g. for the head and body elements)
4. The title element must be the first element in the head section
5. Empty elements must take a special form <img/>  instead of <img>.
6. All attributes must have a value, and these attributes must be quoted.

>Is it great or just a passing trend?

Most of the newer devices coming on the market (cell phones, webTV, voice
browsers etc.) will be designed from the ground up for XHTML.

> mail me the pros and cons of XHTML and advice me wheather I should learn
it

Writng your pages in XHTML will allow them to be displayed in down level
HTML browsers provided a few simple rules are followed. Your pages can also
be wdisplayed in XML devices, and allows you to use all the benefits of the
developing XML technology, so writng your pages in XHTML will give you the
best world.

>and advice me wheather I should learn it
> or not.

Learn it!

Frank (expressing my own opinion)

----- Original Message -----
From: Ankit Fadia <ankit@bol.net.in>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 5:49 AM
Subject: XHTML


> HI
> Do I really need to learn XHTML.Is it great or just a passing trend?Please
> mail me the pros and cons of XHTML and advice me wheather I should learn
it
> or not.
> Thanks
> Ankit Fadia
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 30 June 1999 09:31:11 GMT

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