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Wired: X Marks a New Web Standard

Jan 27, 2000, 16:58 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A new standard is bringing publishers a step closer to creating Web documents that can be understood by a full range of software applications and hardware devices from desktop PCs to handhelds and Web appliances."

"The XHTML specification was approved Wednesday by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Net's standards body. It merges the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 4, which together control the exchange and display of information on the Web."

"With XHTML 1.0, authors can mix and match HTML 4 elements with elements from other XML languages, including Synchronized Multimedia Language (SMIL), mathematical expressions (MathML), and metadata through the Resource Description Framework (RDF)."

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