Way back in early 2002, I wrote a five-page XHTML tutorial. It was intended as a gentle introduction to XHTML 1.0 Strict, and it included only the most-used elements and attributes. In almost four years, it has proved to be one of the most popular areas of my website, and I have received countless emails from happy folks who have followed it.
With my recent retooling, I felt that I should update the XHTML tutorial to echo the new visual design. Well that opened-up a big can of worms, because I realized that some of the tutorial explanations were a little dated. This was partly down to my inexperience in 2002, but also because the specification had itself been updated. It has taken me about 3 days to wade through it all and revise it. The CSS is giving me a wee bit of bother (particularly in the use of
overflow:auto to cope with long lines on some
pre elements), but otherwise it is complete.