[html5] What are the potential benefits of using XHTML?

Micky Hulse mickyhulse.lists at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 21:09:43 PST 2011


On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Jacob Kristensen <admin at blueboden.com> wrote:
> Seeing that HTML adds support for SVG etc. When exactly would there be
> any clear benefits to using XHTML?
> If we consider potential, yet-to-emerge benefits from the future?
> A discussion which keeps on going, is whether there are any benefits to use
> XHTML, and we are getting no where.
> Are the specifications really that unclear about any clear benefits?

Not sure how helpful my reply will be to you... I am reminded of a few links

"A Brief History of Markup"

... and:

"Frequently Asked Questions About XHTML vs HTML"

When I first started learning HTML, I was taught XHTML by college
professors and books. Eventually, I was convinced that HTML was the
better path to head down and so I switched. Ever since then, I have
use html 4.01 strict, and I am waiting for the day that I can use
HTML5 without any fuss.

With that said, I think the first article I linked to above is a
pretty good read. The sitepoint post has a lot of good info, but I
don't think it touches on HTML5.

I guess the point I am making is that maybe the specifications are not
the best place to look for a clear cut answer.

Well, not sure if my reply is of any help to you... Great question though! :)


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