Extensible HyperText Markup Language

Also found in: Acronyms.

Extensible HyperText Markup Language

(hypertext, standard, World-Wide Web)
(XHTML) A reformulation of HTML 4.01 in XML. Being XML means that XHTML can be viewed, edited, and validated with standard XML tools. At the same time, it operates as well as or better than HTML 4 in existing HTML 4 conforming user agents.

The most important change is that all elements must be terminated, either with a closing tag or using the <tag.../> shorthand. So, instead of

<input type=submit>

you would write

<input type="submit" />

The space before the "/" is required by some older browsers. Other differences are that tag and attribute names should be lower case and all attributes should be quoted.


Quick Summary

Latest version: 1.0 Second Edition 2002-08-01, as of 2004-03-16.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Now, every Web developer knows about HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); it is at W3C that these and many core Web technologies came to be.
0 is the first completely functioning software that is in full compliance with recently released industry standards for electronic document recording, utilizing Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML).
InGeo uses the Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and digital signatures to create the electronic, legally-binding documents that drive its electronic recording software, and to provide easy-to-use document preparation and signing interfaces for banks, mortgage and title companies.

Full browser ?