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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Why, why, why, why are you not using xhtml? Why even bother to modernize it, if you're going to bring it up to 2001 standards in 2005?
    • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 06 2005, @02:18PM (#6262)

      Probably because:

      • XHTML 1.1 shall be served with the MIME type "application/xhtml+xml" and not "text/html", and MSIE doesn't understand "application/xhtml+xml"
      • XHTML 1.0 served as text/html is no better (not at all, it's the same, it's parsed the same by browsers and it behaves in exactly the same ways when you apply CSS or JS to it, which is not the case of XHTML 1.0 served as application/xhtml+xml to browsers which can grok it)

      Basically, because HTML4.01 Strict is just as worthy as XHTML 1.0 Strict and saves you the hassle of having to chunk out valid XML (if only for pride), while XHTML would bring you nothing (at all) more than HTML.