It’s funny to watch this Sending XHTML as text/html not-considerd-harmful after all (which is wrong, of course) post get a load of comments almost a year later, but the best bit is saved until the comments, where the author of the article, Brad, responds to a comment by Sam:
Sam: how exactly is this:
I believe the biggest advantages to XHTML are its readability, uniformity, well-formedness as it pertains to authoring, and the consistency of the rendered DOM (which is also a result of any well-formed HTML document).
different from HTML 4.01 strict?
Very simply, XHTML is more aesthetically and logically pleasing than HTML.