Transitioning to XHTML 2.0

Mark Pilgrim’s latest XML.com column begins to share what elements will be dropped in the XHTML 2.0 draft, and what new elements will be added that achieve similar results. Slightly scary in what’s being proposed, but then someone calmed us down with intelligent and practical thoughts.

What I do like about XHTML 2.0 is the introduction of the nl tag for navigation lists. Works like a ul, but semantically more appropriate for navigation — which has fast become the preferred way to mark up navigation items — then styling them with CSS. I had previously wondered if using a definition list was a better choice for navigation, but then was convinced that using a header tag and an unordered list was the way to go (mainly due to a cleaner un-styled presentation).

Now nl is thrown into the mix — although it doesn’t look like I, or anyone else, will be using XHTML 2.0 any time soon, if ever. So, maybe it’s not worth getting excited about.

Excited over a proposed XHTML tag. Yes, it’s come to this…