SunWorld: XHTML: The future of HTMLJan 01, 2000, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by R. Allen Wyke)
"HTML has been a staple in the life of Webmasters for almost eight years now. After going through several iterations, it can now be used to format data rendered in browsers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wireless devices, but it isn't as flexible as it once was. New browsers implement new tags and functionality undefined in today's HTML recommendation, and the explosion of Internet-capable wireless devices can only mean that more improvements are sure to follow."
"For this month's column, I'll introduce you to a version of HTML that addresses a Webmaster's need to simultaneously define and format data. Called the W3C XHTML 1.0 proposed recommendation, it allows for more flexibility when sharing an environment with other recommendations and proposed standards. XHTML will make it easier for Webmasters to do their job by increasing the capabilities of the markup they use."