The XHTML Way is a nice article in which Vlad Alexander explains the differences between HTML and XHTML, and why separating data from formatting is a good idea.

Posted on October 11, 2004 in (X)HTML, Content Management, Quicklinks, Web Standards


  1. I like the article, especially in how it stresses the importance of separating presentation from content. I wouldn’t call using the application/xhtml+xml media type a “slight change” though, because this has quite some presuppositions (well-formed code, encoding issues etc.) as I refered to in my article The Myth of XHTML

  2. October 13, 2004 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Yeah, you have to be confident that everything is valid when you start using application/xhtml+xml. I’m actually doing that for a client site. The site uses our own CMS, where I have complete control of the XHTML produced. The CMS also uses XStandard, the standards-based WYSIWYG editor that Vlad mentions in the article. So far we haven’t seen any invalid code come out of it.

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