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XHTML Basic is a subset of XHTML 1.1, defined using XHTML Modularization including a reduced set of modules for document structure, images, forms, basic tables, and object support. XHTML Basic is suitable for mobile phones, PDAs, pagers, and settop boxes.
One large advantage XHTML Basic has over WML and C-HTML is that XHTML Basic pages can be rendered differently in web browsers and on handhelds, without the need for two different versions of the same page.
In 2006, the specification was revised to version 1.1. Six new features have been incorporated into the language in order to better serve the small-device community.
To validate as XHTML Basic, a document must contain the following Document Type Declaration, or DOCTYPE:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN"
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en"> <head> <title>Hello</title> </head> <body> <p>Hello <a href="http://example.org/">world</a>.</p> </body> </html>
Served with a MIME type of "application/xhtml+xml".
- XHTML Basic
- An Overview of Mobile Versions of XHTML
- W3C Mobile Web Best Practices (for XHTML Basic 1.1)
- "XHTML-Print, W3C Recommendation 20 September 2006". World Wide Web Consortium. 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2008-07-19.