Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 19th Sep 2004 09:23 UTC
Internet & Networking A few days ago we read about the Deli Linux, which aims to fill-in the gap of Linux distros in the 486/586 machine range by running lightweight/older applications. The disto comes with Dillo and Links as its browsers, but I bet there aren't many people who know that there is yet another very lightweight browser for GTK+ 1.2.x and it is more powerful and more memory-optimized than Dillo: Access' NetFront. Check for info and screenshots inside.
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XHTML, since it borrows a lot from XML, is much more strict than HTML. Tags must be opened and closed in a specific order. For example, if you put in <p></p> ... it's wrong. Right now it'll definitely error on validation, but hopefully it means browsers will not render it at all unless it's done properly. This makes it so web browsers can conform to the standard way of rendering it and not have to guess at what the developer is attempting to do. HTML is much more free form, so there are a lot of ways to do something and browsers have to try and figure out the best way to display the page.

XHTML is also pretty tightly integrated with CSS. So while you use XHTML for the document structure, you'd still use CSS to handle all the stylistic aspects of the page. So any browser would still need to be able to render CSS, but at least you'd hopefully have it so people who design pages poorly will have to own up to designing them poorly instead of blaming it on the browser.

There are other differences, but, it's probably best to check out w3.org to see what those are rather than me list them all here. ;)