View Full Version : XHTML2... taking place of XHTML?

01-18-2012, 07:59 AM

XHTML2 is NOT 100% backwards compatible with older versions of XHTML.
it's modularized
it's a collection of several technologies which make up the tag set
custom XML-like tags just go right in there, but you must define them first, still uses namespaces
strange-looking XHTML2 document content, it's going to take me more than a few minutes to parse the standard, not simple like XHTML 1.1/1.0 or HTML(5)

01-18-2012, 11:20 AM
Hi mate. Can you explain the advantages or differences between xHTML and HTML please? I am never quite sure under which circumstances one or the other should be used and you know about this stuff. Any guidance/info very much appreciated :)

01-18-2012, 02:22 PM
It's dead. It was abandoned for HTML.

01-18-2012, 03:59 PM
It's dead. It was abandoned for HTML.
Indeed... for HTML5 in particular.

W3C was going for XHTML 2 while WHATWG started with HTML5. In 2009 W3C stopped working on XHTML 2 in favor of HTML5.

01-20-2012, 03:27 AM
that's what I read. they tabled it. so I guess it's going to stay tabled until 2022? (or they get more people resources - they have 1 guy doing all the documents - Hixie)

I admit I was a bit puzzled by this, whether this was a usable standard or no... maybe we should stick with XHTML and XML instead. looks much easier anyway.
I am not into writing a DTD for every type of document if I can avoid it.
it's admittedly not a nice feature of XHTML2. I am not entirely sure you have to though, I am not still sure I understand the tutorial completely yet.

what's interesting, is that the XHTML link in the w3c glossary links to the 2nd XHTML2 link.