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05-02-2004, 10:18:45
What's the difference? Is XHTML just a more complicated version of HTML? If I was planning on taking a short HTML course, would I be better off taking a short XHTML course?

Thank you please.

05-02-2004, 10:27:55
HTML is normal HTML

XHTML is HTML that is compliant with the XML schema for HTML. Basically it means having lower case tag names and all tags must be closed.

So <BR> has to be <br/> for it to be XHTML

More details on xhtml here:


I'd say do the HTML course first if you don't know anything about html. The xhtml thing is a bit more advanced.

Any more information about the courses?

05-02-2004, 10:34:39
It's not for me, Pam has been asked to be responsible for updating her work's website, and she doesn't have a clue how, so wants to do some kind of course. There are 2 course's at Reading College aimed at a novice level: Fundamentals of HTML and Fundamentals of XHTML.

I'll just tell her to go on the HTML one I think.

05-02-2004, 10:36:35
Yes. That's a bit thrown in at the deep end though.

05-02-2004, 10:41:49
So what would you suggest?

05-02-2004, 10:47:46
I didn't mean the course is the deep end, I think that's very sensible but asking someone with no experience to update the website is a bit tough. :)

05-02-2004, 12:19:40
That's what I thought, but apparently it's only updating articles and stuff like that. Shouldn't be too hard I woudn't have thought.

05-02-2004, 12:45:17
Should be Ok...

05-02-2004, 13:30:03
hell if you spend 200 on a piece of software it can almost do it all for you.....

10-02-2004, 14:01:54
Does the software include an international collection of inane posts?

Sir Penguin
10-02-2004, 21:01:29
You mean the help file?