[html5] 4.01 vs XHTML

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 15:25:40 PDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 06:44:51PM +0200, Jacob Kristensen wrote:
> I think its important to note that HTML5 is W3Cs attempt at
> continuing a pointless versioning. It doesn't matter that HTML5 is
> not yet standardized, applications already support new features to
> varying degree.
> If you are using XHTML, then you should do so because there is a
> clear benefit, something not possible with HTML. Not to get better
> at your coding!
The point stands: strict validators can be useful. Just as I consider explicitly stating types in Haskell good style, even when they can be inferred, I consider always closing opened tags good style. I'm fine with implicit opening, for some reason, though. 

> Using nav for things not intended would be wrong, just as doing so with tables today would be considered wrong.

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