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
  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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