[thelist] xhtml conversion

Mark Gallagher mark at cyberfuddle.com
Thu May 9 01:38:01 CDT 2002

George Klingenhoffer wrote:
> I remember reading awhile back about browser compatibility issues with
> XHTML.  If I convert all my HTML to XHTML (which really is tableless CSS
> stuff and standard HTML), would most browsers be able to view the pages?

Um, not it isn't.  XHTML is HTML with some modifications to make it more
conforming to the rules of XML.

HTML, that is, *strict* HTML 4.0 is "tableless CSS stuff and standard HTML".

Actually, both HTML4 and XHTML1 allow for table-based layouts.  It's
just that those who use strict HTML usually realise that table-based
layouts are a bad idea.

> AOL, WebTV, IE3?

Yes.  All browsers can view them fine (so long as you hide your CSS from
crappy browsers like Navigator4, IE3, and IE4).

Mark Gallagher

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