Re: [uf-discuss] Re: ‘XHTML’ references to ‘HTML’

Ben Ward lists at
Mon Nov 26 13:10:10 PST 2007

On 26 Nov 2007, at 19:49, Paul Wilkins wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007 8:28 AM, Edward O'Connor <hober0 at> wrote:
>> Ben Ward wrote:
>>> I'd like us to update the wiki to make all references to 'XHTML' and
>>> 'X/HTML' or '(X)HTML' into clear 'HTML'[...] Does this seem  
>>> worthwhile?
>> I'm all for it. I'd love to take this even further, and s/XHTML/ 
>> HTML/ in
>> XMDP and XFN, but those ships have sailed.
> The only concern that I'd have is that visitors to the site are likely
> to think that microformats are an older less worthwhile idea because
> of all the HTML references. First impressions can be important, so how
> can that be dealt with?

By mentioning ‘XHTML and HTML’ in each first instance, we make clear  
that both flavours are compatible, whilst using ‘HTML’ there on reads  
as a cleaner abbreviation.


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