21 Sep 2006
XHTML Rules, OK?
This morning something made me let out a world-weary, Napoleon-Dynamite-type sigh: another well-meaning article recommending developers use HTML.
Every now and then a technical purist analyses the current situation and announces that XHTML cannot be used fully and so HTML is the way to go. They’re correct… and very, very wrong.
You see, they’re thinking in terms of what seems most ‘pure’ to them instead of considering the best path forward for the web and the people who build it. There’s a chaotic, messy, broken world out there that needs stepping stones like XHTML Transitional and
See last year’s entry about this very same topic for a full explanation, and I’ll stop going on about it. Well, for another year or so, anyway.