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About This Web Site: Document Type Definition

All pages are served as XHTML 1.1 or Module-based XHTML. This is the most recent recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for the creation of web content.

As a strict version of HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language), the traditional language for creating web content, XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language) allows content to be delivered to a variety of devices apart from computers because it combines XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) with HTML.

XML complements HTML because of its ability to share structured text and information across the Internet:

  • XML was designed to describe data and to focus on what data is;
  • HTML was designed to display data and to focus on how data looks.

These points very much sum up the nature and purpose of XHTML which is to present information on the World Wide Web that is readable by both human beings and machines.

Although separation of presentation and content through the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is not an exclusive feature of XHTML, the tighter syntax of XHTML scripting when used in conjunction with external stylesheets allows for a more efficient use of available bandwidth.

Pages are downloaded and rendered at a faster rate.

Note: All pages have been validated by upload using the W3C Validator.

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