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XHTML links and resources

XHTML Links and Resources

XHTML (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language) is a reformulation of HTML 4 as an XML 1.0 application. Together with CSS2, XHTML provides further support for separation of content and style. However, XHTML is a stricter language than its older brother, HTML, and requires the author to compose well-formed documents.

WebReference Articles

Behind the Scenes with XHTML
This article takes a look at some of the requirements for proper XHTML coding are in relation to the head portion of the Web page.
Why Switch to XHTML?
For Web developers, the learning process never seems to end, especially with coding. As the Web evolves, so do the standards, which are moving from HTML to XHTML. Learn why you should consider migrating to this new standard sooner than later.
Beginning XHTML
Learn how to write documents for different media types with XHTML and CSS2 in this tutorial from Wrox Press.
Following the XHTML Path
Guest author David Jenkins provides a quick preview and introduction to XHTML basics and its advantages.
XHTML 1.0: Where XML and HTML Meet
Our own XML expert Michael Classen provides a thorough examination of XHTML, including transition issues and XHTML modularization via XHTML modules.

Other Articles

Introduction to XHTML, with eXamples
Alan Richmond (from The Web Developer's Virtual Library) provides an XHTML overview, complete with example code.
XHTML: The Clean Code Solution
XHTML overview focused on differences between HTML and new standards. By Peter Wiggin, on the O'Reilly Network.
Peter-Paul Koch examines the basics of XHTML and offers his opinions in A List Apart.
Introducing XHTML
By Jeffrey Veen, of webmonkey.
From Sarahjane White of CNET's Builder.com.
XHTML: A renewed future for WAP?
From ThinkMobile.com. Examines the use of XHTML in relation to mobile browsing and WAP 2.0.
XHTML: What Exactly Is This Thing?
XHTML Introduction and analysis from Joe Burns, Ph.D. From HTML Goodies.


HTML/XHTML Validator Service
The W3C's validator checks both HTML and XHTML documents for conformance to the official specifications.
Originally from Dave Ragget of the W3C and now an open-source project at Source Forge, HTML Tidy helps you to automatically "clean up" HTML files and bring them into conformance with standard specifications. Includes configuration files, allowing developers to "teach" Tidy about new or custom tag structures in their documents.


XHTML 1.0 Specification
The original XHTML specification, from the W3C.
XHTML Basic Specification
Designed for Web clients that do not support the full set of XHTML features (e.g., mobile phones, PDAs, pagers, etc.) XHTML Basic includes the minimal set of modules required to be an XHTML Host Language document type.
XHTML 1.1 Specification
Also known as "Module Based XHTML," the XHTML 1.1 specification is a reformulated version of XHTML 1.0 Strict using XHTML modules. Its purpose is to provide a basis for future XHTML document types with a clean separation from the legacy functions of HTML 4 included in the 1.0 spec.
W3C HTML Home Page
Main HTML home page for the W3C, complete with specification links and information pertaining to ongoing HTML standards developments.
XHTML Tag Reference
From our XML Expert, Michael Classen.
Developer's community site, including discussion boards, mailing lists, and contributed articles, focused on XML. The XHTML Zone includes developer articles on such topics as XHTML Basics, XForms, and Tables.
The XHTMLguru
Includes XHTML focused introductory articles, book reviews, and resource links.
XHTML School
From W3Schools.com. Includes online tutorials, quizzes, book reviews, and reference information.
XHTML Reference
Handy tag reference, also from W3Schools.com.
Discussion forum, from Yahoo Groups.


Open Directory
Collection of XHTML links from the Open Directory.
A small list of links from the Yahoo Directory.
Single page list of links to XHTML resources from around the Web. Includes recommended reading, tutorial links, etc.


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