XHTML: Extensible HyperText Markup Language

What is XHTML?


Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, or XHTML, is a family of XML markup languages that mirror or extend versions of the widely used Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language that web pages are written in.

While HTML (prior to HTML 5) was defined as an application of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), a flexible markup language framework, XHTML is an application of XML, a more restrictive subset of SGML. Because XHTML documents need to be well-formed, they can be processed using standard XML tools—unlike HTML, which requires a relatively complex, lenient, and generally custom parser. ( More info... }

XHTML Essentials - W3C

XHTML 1.0 | XHTML 1.1 | XHTML 2.0


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Recommended Reading

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide

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See also: HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS

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See also: CSS, XML