Elements or Lower

Thu, 16 Jul 2009

A thought too long for Twitter

“This isn’t to say I don’t use XHTML. It’s a fine medium for further processing (e.g. applying XSLT). But it’s not right for serving up to browsers verbatim.”

Jabbering Giraffe

Couldn’t agree more. XML, and thus XHTML, is fantastic as part of a pipeline.  XML processing tools let you add custom elements, metadata, display hints, settings and so forth and then a quick dash of XSLT gets you a finished render in HTML. Lovely.

After all, we don’t serve images on the web in .psd format, do we?