[html5] Updating to XHTML 1 to HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 1 21:36:06 PDT 2010

On Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Brenton Strine wrote:
> If I have an XHTML 1.1 website that I am switching to HTML5, what do I 
> need to do, besides switching the MIME-type and Doctype? I know HTML5 
> supports XHTML syntax, so that's not a problem. Are there any other 
> things that need to be addressed, or in every case will a HTML5 work 
> fine for XHTML?

If you were using XHTML 1.1 correctly, you generally don't have to do 
anything (not even change the MIME type or DOCTYPE). However, you can 
check here:


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