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Isn't 4.01Strict good enough?

 11:57 am on May 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I validate with 4.01Strict. I am making some additions and changes now. Do I understand correctly that XHTML 1.0 is likely to better suite mobile devices? Is 1.0 Transitional good enough?



 12:06 pm on May 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

XHTML is an evolutionary dead end. I use HTML 4.01 Transitional or Strict for everything.

Must start looking at HTML 5 though.


 5:17 pm on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's not really a mater of "good" or "bad", I look at it more as "right tool for the job." If you're outputting HTML, use an HTML doctype. If your document requires features of XHTML - extending the DDT, etc. - use XHTML. So the answer for most of us is likely yes, an HTML doctype is fine.


 8:46 pm on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

My interest was in reaching mobile viewers. The Wikipedia article on XHTML gives the impression that HTML 5 is now the interoperability horse that W3C is betting on. This supports g1smd's comment.

The article also reports that "Simon Pieters researched the XML-compliance of mobile browsers[29] and concluded 'the claim that XHTML would be needed for mobile devices is simply a myth'". I will keep my eye on HTML 5.

Thanks for the comments.

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