Thursday, 21 September 2006, 7:43:32 EDT

One of the most read posts on my site is #167. In it, I talk about my reasoning for rewriting this site as HTML 4.01 instead of XHTML 1.0 (as it was before). The article I linked to is quite technical, and a little difficult to understand if you are new to HTML et alii. It seems this topic comes up quite a bit on Apple's webkit mailing list. As a result, they wrote a nice article for their Surfin' Safari site. They link the same article I did, but explain it a bit better. My favorite part of the article is this quote: All those "Valid XHTML 1.0!" links on the web are really saying "Invalid HTML 4.01!".

In short, if you are still using XHTML, why? Have you really thought about it? Chances are high that you really don't need it, and are not even serving it correctly.