Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Web Development - XHTML for standard compliance

You may wonder, what is the difference between XHTML and HTML? The truth is, XHTML (Extensible HyperText Markup Language)is a stricter and cleaner version and almost identical with HTML. Today as we live with standards, Web development has its own standards and XHTML is one way of hitting the web standards. W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) develops an interoperable technologies which they set the specifications, guidelines and etc. and they're also trying to replace the old way of HTML coding into XHTML.

If your a web development enthusiast, you should practice how standards works in this field. I have a reference here for HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 that you may look at. Every time I have difficulties with proper using of xhtml tags, I always visit their site in fact I have learned a lot from them. It is a good place for starters.

Anyway, developing a web site can be cumbersome and there is a lot of things to consider like the web specification, web presentation and audience information. So before you get stuck from those, practice first your skills in xhtml and validate them using the W3C Markup Validation Service. That's all for today, Enjoy!

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