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XHTML
Last modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 

Short for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, a hybrid between HTML and XML specifically designed for Net device displays.

XHTML is a markup language written in XML; therefore, it is an XML application.

XHTML uses three XML namespaces (used to qualify element and attributes names by associating them with namespaces identified by URI references. Namespaces prevent identically custom-named tags that may be used in different XML documents from being read the same way), which correspond to three HTML 4.0 DTDs: Strict, Transitional, and Frameset.

XHTML markup must conform to the markup standards defined in a HTML DTD.

When applied to Net devices, XHTML must go through a modularization process. This enables XHTML pages to be read by many different platforms.

A device designer, using standard building blocks, will specify which elements are supported. Content creators will then target these building blocks--or modules.

Because these modules conform to certain standards, XHTML's extensibility ensures that layout and presentation stay true-to-form over any platform.

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XHTML 1.0
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XHTML Extended Forms Requirements
W3C Working Draft, September 6, 1999 describing a comprehensive set of requirements for W3C's work on XHTML forms.

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This article teaches the user how to produce Web pages in XHTML. Prior knowledge of HTML is helpful.

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