Welcome to another article on Building Better Web Pages. This article series comprehensively covers building an HTML document: easily learned, but rarely perfected.
Today’s article covers Doctype declarations in regards to XHTML and HTML.This is one of the most intriguing markup debates out there. I personally waffled back and forth between the two.
Solid Statement: Don’t be a whiny prima donna about this issue. The XHTML Doctype helps you develop good coding habits. While HTML 4.01 has its set of standards, it allows for ‘sloppy’ code that doesn’t fly in any other language or platform.