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HTML 5 vs XHTML

 
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Hi,

What is the difference between HTML 5 and XHTML?
I want to start learning HTML, should I start with HTML 5 or XHTML?
Learning either of one would be enough or both needed to be learned in web development?

Thanks in advance.
 
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The short of it is: ignore XHTML. It's an idea whose time has passed, and which is no longer developed (unlike HTML 5, which continues to evolve).
 
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XHTML is dead and buried.
 
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