[whatwg] WA 1.0 and WF 2

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Oct 26 05:08:58 PDT 2005

ROBO Design wrote:
> I took a closer look into the source code of both of the specifications. 
> Interestingly, you don't use XHTML 1.0 strict, you stick to valid HTML 
> 4.01 Strict (no </html> !).

There's no reason to use XHTML 1.0 over HTML 4.01;  in fact there are 
many reasons not to.  For starters, IE doesn't support XHTML and it 
would be rather ironic to write a spec designed for backwards 
compatibility in IE, using a language it doesn't even support.

See this, and search google, for more information about XHTML vs HTML.

> Last, but not least, please let us know about the advantages of using 
> lang="en-GB-hixie". I'm really curious about the reason for doing so.


Lachlan Hunt

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