Since the official announcement of W3C to stop working on the development of XHTML 21 in the end of 2009 and increase resources on HTML 5 instead, there has been a lot of confusion and various debates about the “proper”markup language for modern and future web-development. With XHTML 1.0, XHTML 2, HTML 4, HTML 5 and XHTML 5 we have so many languages that it’s really getting hard to keep track!
Now that the development of XHTML 2 is discontinued, should we stick to XHTML 1.0 or move forward to HTML 5 or better prefer the old HTML 4? Let’s set things straight once and for all. In this post we are trying to clear up the confusion, explain what is what and describe what markup language you can use for your web-sites. You can also see the comic in the larger version2.
Links mentioned in the article Link
- Link 1: An Unofficial Q&A about the Discontinuation of the XHTML2 WG7
- Link 2: In defense of web developers8
- Drew’s Quote
- Bruce’s Quote9
About the authors Link
Jeremy Keith10 is an Irish web developer living in Brighton, England where he works with the web consultancy firm Clearleft11. He has written two books, DOM Scripting12 and Bulletproof Ajax13, but what he really wants to do is direct. His latest project is Huffduffer14, a service for creating podcasts of found sounds. When he is not making websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane15. His loony bun is fine benny lava.
Brad Colbow is a freelance web designer16 living and working in Cleveland Ohio (USA). He is also the creator of the weekly web comic “The Brads17” about two web designers trying to start a small company. You can check out the latest comic and the archives on Brad’s website18.
- 1 http://www.zeldman.com/2009/07/02/xhtml-wtf/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xhtml2-html5/comic-960px.jpg
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xhtml2-html5/comic-960px.jpg
- 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xhtml2-html5/comic-960px.jpg
- 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xhtml2-html5/comic-960px.jpg
- 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xhtml2-html5/comic-960px.jpg
- 7 http://hsivonen.iki.fi/xhtml2-html5-q-and-a/
- 8 http://www.zeldman.com/2009/07/07/in-defense-of-web-developers/
- 9 http://html5doctor.com/html-5-xml-xhtml-5/
- 10 http://adactio.com/
- 11 http://clearleft.com/
- 12 http://domscripting.com/
- 13 http://bulletproofajax.com/
- 14 http://huffduffer.com/
- 15 http://saltercane.com/
- 16 http://colbowdesign.com/portfolio.html
- 17 http://www.bradcolbow.com/archive.php/
- 18 http://bradcolbow.com
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