#296 Move to XHTML

Future
closed
nobody
None
5
2004-06-14
2003-10-01
Rick Beton
No

The current HTML generated by the Wikipedia server is
HTML 4.01 Transitional. This should be moved to XHTML
1.0 Strict. This would enable several spin-off benefits:

* gives better rigour, i.e. certainty of page
correctness leading to fewer browser misunderstandings
(hence layout differences between different browsers)

* gives complete dependency on CSS for styling, which
simplifies the HTML

* gives scope for mixed namespaces - notably embedded
SVG and MathML

The third of these is not supported by any browsers
(except probably Amaya) yet, but should be planned for.

Discussion

  • Ashar Voultoiz

    Ashar Voultoiz - 2004-06-14
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Ashar Voultoiz

    Ashar Voultoiz - 2004-06-14

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    Mediawiki v1.3 is now outputing:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0
    Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    Most formatting is done through css as well (see the new
    monobook skin for ex).

     

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