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Old 02-10-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Is XHTML really a standard?

Is XHTML really a standard? Of course, it is a formal standard, but is anyone paying attention?

My informal survey of large web sites indicates that the vast majority are not using XHTML.

The following web sites have either HTML 4x or no standard at all:

www.microsoft.com
www.adobe.com
www.usps.gov
www.harvard.edu
www.firefox.com
www.icann.org
www.networksolutions.com
www.parliament.uk
www.phila.gov
www.gm.com
www.un.org
www.google.com

The following web sites have XHTML standards, as shown:

www.ebay.com
<html xmlns:IE="#default"><head>

www.yahoo.com has:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

www.macromedia.com has:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> at

www.senate.gov has:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

www.w3c.org has:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/bb/ has:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"

I had to work fairly hard to find that many XHTML web sites. So, is it really a standard?
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