XHTML compliance?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Max, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Max

    Max Guest

    When, and why, do web pages have to be XHTML compliant?
     
    Max, Nov 29, 2014
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  2. They don't.

    You just need to ensure the appropriate schema is declared at the head of
    the document.
     
    Bob Milutinovic, Nov 29, 2014
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  3. Max

    Max Guest

    So what is the point of XHTML compliance? Is it necessary?
     
    Max, Nov 29, 2014
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  4. Its main purpose was to consolidate the disparate interpretations of certain
    tags by different browser vendors (if you've ever done any web development,
    you'll know how much of a PitA it is to get pages to display the same on
    different browsers).

    As far as "compliance" goes, it's about as useful as government departments
    paying a fortune to re-design forms each year - i.e., the only purpose it
    serves is to give money/rewards to someone undeserving.

    Moving forward, it'd be a good idea to do your best to comply with XHTML,
    but I certainly wouldn't invest any time or effort into converting an
    existing site.
     
    Bob Milutinovic, Nov 30, 2014
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