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Re: XHTML

From: Alan Richmond <alan@encyclozine.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:50:05 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.0.56.19990630144133.009a2d70@pop.encyclozine.com>
To: "Ankit Fadia" <ankit@bol.net.in>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
         You may find http://wdvl.com/Authoring/Languages/XML/XHTML/ 
useful, it's an "Introduction to XHTML, with eXamples". 
http://encyclozine.com/ is written in XHTML, and mirrors the above tutorial 
- under "Web Design".

Alan Richmond

At 09:33 AM 6/30/99 -0400, Frank Boumphrey wrote:
> > 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
> >
> >

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Alan Richmond
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[founder and former managing editor of WDVL]
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