The XML developer doesn't have to be convinced of XML's strength. You've
heard it a million times: it's all about the data. The same is true on the
client side. XHTML strongly embraces the separation of content and
presentation, and brings XML's syntactical logic, as well as extensible
opportunities, to the client-side table.
XHTML 1.0, a reformulation of HTML as an XML application, has been the W3C's
Web markup recommendation (www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/) since January 26, 2000.
That's more than a year now, but client-side authors and developers of
popular authoring software have been slow on the take. Much of the problem
lies in the fact that XHTML is misunderstood and not well publicized. Some
client-side authors don't see it as having any special advantages, and many
critics have claimed that XHTML simply won't be widely adopted. This may well
be proven out. XHTML ha... (more)