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- html 4.01, xhtml 1.0 or xhtml 1.1
- Denis McMahon
July 19, 2008, 7:31 pm
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compliant html recently, I found myself considering, for the first time,
whether to use html 4.01 strict, xhtml 1.0 strict or xhtml 1.1.
Firstly, it's my understanding that xhtml 1.0 is meant to be a "stepping
stone", which means that it's probably not an ideal candidate.
However, it also seems that xhtml 1.1 has a few issues including:
a) ie 6 and 7 (and possibly 8) doesn't recognise the mimetype
b) w3c gives a validation warning if you serve it up with the wrong mimetype
c) I need to find a way to fix code that currently uses code like
"document.getElementById(<id>).innerHTML = [empty] string" to add or
So, the choice is the mature and widely supported html 4.01, a stepping
stone (xhtml 1.0), or the not fully supported xhtml 1.1.
I'm inclined to go for html 4.01 strict, can anyone convince me that
this is the wrong decision at the moment?