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Re: proper use of validation icons

From: Sean <sean@mediamice.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 21:39:59 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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XHTML with XML that's like having Farmed eggs with a side of Free range

I smiled at this post.


But clueless is a wee bit cruel.

XML and XHTML derive from the same Mummy:- SGML (Standard Generalised Markup
Language <http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/SGML/> ), with HTML(HyperText Markup
Language) being the big sister to XML (eXtensible Markup Language)and XHTML
(eXtensible HyperText Markup Language) being the toddler of the family but
growing at a rate.

Basically all are Markup languages (Meta Languages) and the difference is
that XHTML conforms to what big sister XML tells it to.

There are slight differences in tags too:


HTML <img src="mypic.png" alt="lookatmypic"><br>

XHTML <img src="mypic.png" alt="lookatmypic" /><br />

XML <image>
<url>http://www.mypics/ target=_blank</url>


So using application/XHTML+XML is like teaching a marathon runner to Jog.




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