Zeldman - In defense of web developers
“It has only been a few days but I am already sick of the â€œXHTML is bullshit, man!â€ crowd using the cessation of XHTML 2.0 activity to condescend toâ€”or even childishly glory in the â€œfollyâ€ ofâ€”web developers who build with XHTML 1.0, a stable W3C recommendation for nearly ten years, and one that will continue to work indefinitely.”
What Jeffrey Zeldman then goes on to say in In defense of web developers is something that I think a lot of people are glossing over:
“All of this is to say that XHTML is not dead (XHTML 2 is dead, thank goodness), and HTML 5 is not here yet. Between now and 2022, we have plenty of time to learn about HTML 5 and contribute to the discussionâ€”and browser makers have 13 years to get it right.”
So yes, HTML 5 will be the way forward in the future, XHTML 2 is dead but there is nothing wrong with XHTML 1 currently. That date isn’t some arbitrary number either it’s the date for the final proposed recommendation.
For the time being and in the immediate future I’ll be sticking to XHTML 1. Will you?