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Old 01-18-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default XHTML2... taking place of XHTML?


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)

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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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
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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It's dead. It was abandoned for HTML.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by domedia View Post
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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:27 AM   #5
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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.
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