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Xhtml 1 0 Now Proposed Recommendation By W3c

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Adrian Roselli

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The W3C yesterday reclassified the XHTML 1.0

specification from a working draft to a proposed recommendation.

The XHTML specification is a reformulation of the HTML 4.0 specification as an XML 1.0 application, as well as three DTDs corresponding to ones defined by HTML 4.0.

From the date this entered a proposed recommendation review period until September 22, 1999, W3C Advisory Committee representatives are encouraged to review this specification.

XHTML will appear very familiar to those who know HTML, since it still uses the greater-than and less-than symbols to denote markup tags as well as many familiar HTML tags and attributes. However, it introduces a number of new restrictions and features designed to make it both compatible with old browsers that support previous HTML specifications, and compliant with XML and future generations of XML-compliant browsers.

A founder of, Adrian Roselli (aardvark) is the Senior Usability Engineer at Algonquin Studios, located in Buffalo, New York.

Adrian has years of experience in graphic design, web design and multimedia design, as well as extensive experience in internet commerce and interface design and usability. He has been developing for the World Wide Web since its inception, and working the design field since 1993. Adrian is a founding member, board member, and writer to In addition, Adrian sits on the Digital Media Advisory Committee for a local SUNY college and a local private college, as well as the board for a local charter school.

You can see his brand-spanking-new blog at as well as his new web site to promote his writing and speaking at

Adrian authored the usability case study for in Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself, published by glasshaus. He has written three chapters for the book Professional Web Graphics for Non Designers, also published by glasshaus. Adrian also managed to get a couple chapters written (and published) for The Web Professional's Handbook before glasshaus went under. They were really quite good. You should have bought more of the books.

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