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#1 27 Jul 2006 6:31

Ethan
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XHTML2 or HTML5?

HTML5 or XHTML2?

I've been looking at HTML and XHTML, and both provide nearly the same semantics and such (which is what matters).

However, when you look at XHTML2 and HTML5 they take whole different tunrs.  XHTML2 is entirely different from even its predecessor.


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#2 27 Jul 2006 9:14

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

I've always used HTML, since I don't see what I can benefit of using XHTML?

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#3 27 Jul 2006 15:49

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

Well XHTML2 and HTML5 are differnet, from the current standards.


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#4 28 Jul 2006 4:24

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

HTML 5 extends them, XHTML 2 starts from scratch. HTML 5 might most certainly be useful in the coming year, XHTML 2 I would doubt for at least the coming 3-5 years...

As to why, most of the HTML 5 things could be fairly easily made older browser compatible through some JS for example.

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#5 28 Jul 2006 6:15

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

I would like to see a browser (most likely it will be Opera) to begin supporting XHTML2 and HTML5.

I fear with the web we will never step forward.   Everything seems to move so slow.  I understand taking time for everything to be perfect (or close), but it just seems that everything that the W3C is drafting will never happen.


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#6 28 Jul 2006 7:49

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

XHTML 2.0 is still very much working draft though. And yes, moving forward seems to go slowly.


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#7 28 Jul 2006 7:56

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

Ethan wrote:

Well XHTML2 and HTML5 are differnet, from the current standards.

Is any of them easier to use and produces better results? frown

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#8 28 Jul 2006 7:57

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Re: XHTML2 or HTML5?

Both are huge improvements, although I think that XHTML2 is a huge leap forward, whereas HTML5 is sort of a slower progression.

There is still CSS3 too.

All of this new stuff, but by the time they are finally out and working in browsers I am going to be old, lol.


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