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Is the following code written in HTML or XHTML?

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Is the following code written in HTML or XHTML?


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="content-type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>MSearch</title>
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Question by:zimmer9
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Since it says XHTML, I'm not sure why you are asking.  We'd have to see the rest of the page to see whether it followed HTML4, XHTML, or HTML5 rules.  The part you have posted says it is Supposed to be XHTML.
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by:zimmer9
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So you can't tell by the META tag alone whether it is HTML or XHTML?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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The DOCTYPE tells what it is Supposed to be.  HTML4, XHTML, and HTML5 all define rules that you are supposed to follow for the page to be displayed correctly for that DOCTYPE.  And they are all a little, sometimes a Lot, different.  This page http://www.w3.org/standards/techs/html#w3c_all lists the current standards and this http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/ is the continuously updated page for HTML5.  

This page http://validator.w3.org/ can be used to check your pages to see how well they follow the rules for the DOCTYPE you have used.  It is a good but not completely 'perfect' check.  Some things that are commonly done are not part of the rules.  That especially includes embedding Flash in your pages.
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