HTML4, HTML5 or xHTML ? Which one do you prefer and why?

@systems (460)
India
December 19, 2009 8:05am CST
I am using HTML4 in my web pages and also used xHTML in some of my web pages.. But now after going through the HTML5 information in W3Schools and coming to know that there is no much of Development in xHTML, I feel its better to use the HTML4 or modify it to comply with HTML5.. But is there any format for mobile web pages in HTML? Currently there are xHTML Mobile, xHTML Basic and WML for mobile web pages.. I think the W3C must come out with mHTML (mobile HTML) which will be similar to HTML5 for the purpose of the Mobile Web Pages. And CSS is always there for the formatting of the webpages..
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I'm afraid all I ever learned was the html, but so far my webpages are staying together!
@systems (460)
• India
8 Jan 10
Hi, Even the simple HTML will work.. But the thing which matters is for what purpose you are using your webpage. If you use complex designs and expect cross-browser compatibility, you need to keep your html in accord to the set standards. There are many new tags introduces in html5 which are really useful. Please check the HTML5 tag list in w3schools.com http://www.w3schools.com/html5/html5_reference.asp Had you learnt about all the tags listed in that tag list while you learnt HTML?
• Philippines
20 Dec 09
I have been trying hard to comply with the XHTML standards of W3C. Since I'm pretty concerned with the 'professional feel' of my web designs, I like the concept of clean HTML and designing through CSS. My web pages are easier to understand once I looked at the source codes. I like the concept of mobile HTML too but I was thinking that soon, XHTML would be the standard and there is no need to develop MHTML.