4.1. Introducing XHTML

Although Dreamweaver writes the XHTML code for you, which can save you time and trouble, learning the basics of XHTML can help you better understand how Web design works. And you always have the option of writing or editing the code manually.

XHTML

Extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML) is the formatting language that you can use to create Web pages. When you open a Web page in a Web browser, the XHTML code tells the Web browser how to display the text, images, and other content on the page. By default, Dreamweaver CS5 writes XHTML Transitional instead of HTML because XHTML is a stricter version of HTML that is ...

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