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Re: Web-design in Fedora



On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 11:39 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> I'd suggest looking at xhtml

I wouldn't.  There's numerous reasons why, here's just a few:

      * The most prolific browser will not display XHTML served as
        XHTML, it'll only do so if it pretends to be HTML.  Other
        browsers would be correct to behave the same way, as well.
      * Lying that XHTML is HTML can bring about other problems, as the
        requirements for empty tags to be written like <img/> has a
        different meaning in HTML.  Well behaved HTML clients can treat
        that as they're supposed to, like <img>> (the second closing >
        symbol will be displayed in the page).
      * Writing broken XHTML to accomodate broken HTML clients means
        that you're not writing "XHTML".  You either write it correctly,
        or it's in error.  XML types of documents with errors aren't
        supposed to be displayed at all.
      * XHTML offers no real tangible benefits over HTML.  It only
        offers a new set of problems.

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