HTML V5 and XHTML V2

Two competing standards coexist

From the developerWorks archives

Adriaan de Jonge

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: November 20, 2007

While the intention of both HTML V5 and XHTML V2 is to improve on the existing versions, the approaches the developers chose to make those improvements is very different. And with differing philosophies come distinct results. For the first time in many years, the direction of upcoming browser versions is uncertain. Uncover the bigger picture behind the details of these two standards.

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