[thelist] XHTML 1.1 vs 1.0

Julian Rickards julian at jrickards.ca
Wed Oct 20 19:40:35 CDT 2004

Hey there Javier, how are you?

There are a few very simple differences between 1.0 and 1.1 including 
removing <!--   --> from around JavaScript in the <head> and replacing 
it with

<script type="text/javascript">
JavaScript goes here.

The other issue that I am aware of is that XHTML must be delivered as 
application/xhtml+xml, not as text/html. Therefore, IE will choke on it 
and (from what I have heard) will display the code instead of a web page.

There also is no such thing as XHTML 1.1 transitional, it is only 
"available" in strict form so you must remove all deprecated tags and 
attributes such as <font> (obviously) and align="center" and anything 
that has been replaced in CSS.

I know that this is incomplete but if you can create XHTML 1.0 Strict, 
then you are most of the way there but 1.1, with its requirement for the 
HTTP delivery method, is a hinderance to its widespread use.



Javier Velasco wrote:

>Hi All:
>Does anyone have a good resource to learn the difference between
>versions 1.0 and 1.1 of XHTML?
>What do you need to change in your pages in order to upgrade the version?
><tip type="user centered design">
>"The secret to making a site that people will dig is involving them
>throughout the design process"
>Christina Wodtke, 2002

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