[Pro] XHTML --> XHTML5?

I’m updating one of my websites with inline design. It’s currently set to output files as XHTML. If I output the files as HTML5 do I stand the risk of breaking anything, or should I just leave the output alone?


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One of the attractive things for me about XML is its precision and
resulting semantic value… XHTML Strict requires that you be very precise
and meaningful with your code habits – and I respect that.

Since Freeway Pro does all the heavy lifting code-wise, it’s not a big
concern. I myself won’t use XHTML because… well, I’m not sure why it even
exists as an option. If you take pride in the standards of your work, down
to the very level of page code, HTML5 gives you the tools to create a
meaningful and beautiful structure on which to hang your clever decoration.
I cannot imagine what XML would add to that (though I am sure Walter could
school me well on that point).

But there is a danger to HTML5 as well, I think… that is, it is a very
forgiving standard as well. XHTML taught me to be rigorous and thorough,
and to care about my work in ways I might not have imagined if I were
allowed to be a lazier artist. Most people use Freeway in a way that let’s
them remain, lazy. But I look at it a different way – Freeway Pro is a
tool that helps me understand the relationship between what I do as a
designer and what I accomplish as a developer… or something like that.

Anyway, the point is that to know what you’re doing, you have to start by
knowing what you are trying to do.

Oh, er, just go with HTML5 – I’m sure XHTML5 is just for showoffs :slight_smile:


Ernie Simpson

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

I’m updating one of my websites with inline design. It’s currently set to
output files as XHTML. If I output the files as HTML5 do I stand the risk
of breaking anything, or should I just leave the output alone?


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And, there is this: HTML 5 + XML = XHTML 5 | HTML5 Doctor


Ernie Simpson


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