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Christmas Quiz II

Posted by Brian Kelly on 15 Dec 2006

Another quiz for Christmas.

The current version of HTML is XHTML 1.1. What is the next version likely to be:

XHTML 1.2 XHTML 2 HTML 5

Feel free to add your comments.

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4 Responses to “Christmas Quiz II”

  1. actually, i’d say:

    * the current version of HTML is HTML 4.01.
    * the current version of XHTML is XHTML 1.1.
    * development is now under way (via WHAT-WG) for HTML 5.0 (and since a few people involved in browser manufacturers sit on the WHAT-WG, some implementation is already happening at browser level – e.g. the CANVAS element). this will be the next HTML version.
    * XHTML 1.1 is, as far as i know, the last backwards-compatible exercise of redefining HTML in XML form.
    * XHTML 2 breaks with backwards-compatibility and will be the new frontier, particularly when taking advantage of the true nature of the eXtensibility aspect and mixing in other vocabularies…but browser support is a big potential stumbling block here.

  2. I agree with Patrick, I don’t think the question gives enough detail. Tragic though they may be, these differences are important.

    Personally I’d like to see HTML 5 be the next “standard” that everyone’s developing against.

  3. […] patrick h. lauke Says: December 17th, 2006 at 3:16 pm eactually, i’d say:* the current version of HTML is HTML 4.01. * the current version of XHTML is XHTML 1.1. * development is now under way (via WHAT-WG) for HTML 5.0 (and since a few people involved in browser manufacturers sit on the WHAT-WG, some implementation is already happening at browser level – e.g. the CANVAS element). this will be the next HTML version. * XHTML 1.1 is, as far as i know, the last backwards-compatible exercise of redefining HTML in XML form. * XHTML 2 breaks with backwards-compatibility and will be the new frontier, particularly when taking advantage of the true nature of the eXtensibility aspect and mixing in other vocabularies…but browser support is a big potential stumbling block here. […]

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