XHTML2 Bites the Dust

As reported on Slashdot and elsewhere, W3C has ended the XHTML2 working group’s charter and increased the resources working on HTML5. This effectively kills XHTML2 and places HTML5 as the defining standard for HTML content going forward. Well, once it’s finalized anyway.

I always thought pursing two widely overlapping standards was odd, and I fastened my wagons to HTML quite a while back. For the few people using XHTML for something beyond clean coding, HTML5 includes a section on XML serialization.

Now we just need to get all of the browser companies on board with Ogg Theora.