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  • Guys xhtml, 4.01 strict is a waste of time, innovate don't regress! Also it's ok to use tables when you are displaying tabular data (a calendar, stock chart, etc.). CSS-driven and standards-based design is about semnatic, relevant markup, not simply ejecting tables.

    May I refer you to some important reading material:

    Bullet Proof Web Design [simplebits.com]

    Web Standards Solutions [simplebits.com]

    and important sites:

    www.csszengarden.com [csszengarden.com]

    www.simplebits.com [simplebits.com]

    www.alistapart.com [alistapart.com]

    • Those designers that you've linked to (seem to) no little (and care little) about the reasons why xhtml isn't really xml since it's not served as xml, thereby making all of their reasons for using xhtml over html moot.

      HTML 4 is just as semantically complete as xhtml, and if xhtml isn't served as xml you get zero benefits from the xml-ness of the document.

      HTML 4 was the best choice for this and I applaud the slashcode team of making the right choice, not the popular one.
      • "HTML 4 is just as semantically complete as xhtml, and if xhtml isn't served as xml you get zero benefits from the xml-ness of the document." Yes no benefits at all, like forward compatibility, meeting accessibility standards or portability between devices (an issue I've already seen complained about on this site).
        • Forward compatibility with what? As long as XHTML is served as HTML, User Agents treat it as HTML. This negates ANY forward compatibility you can ever hope for (other than some hackish method ala IE 5 for the Mac's DOCTYPE switcher). If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, why does the server keep calling it a dog? HTML 4 meets exactly the same accessibility standards as XHTML, as far as I've seen. Portability between devices is a semantic and CSS issue, the markup language
          • by ARC (7109) on Wednesday September 28 2005, @08:27AM (#6325)
            You know what I have to agree with your point and after reading some other posts I can see why SlashDot is not embracing xhtml.