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    XML, HTML, XHTML?
    I bought a book the other day on XML and Flash, I know the basics of flash, and C++ but no actionscripting. I've just started to take an interest in web design.
    Which of the above would you guys recommend I learn/ learn 1st?

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    I would recomend HTML and CSS for a beginer, they are also pretty easy

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    learn HTML first, then CSS, then the transition to XHTML is a piece 'o cake
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    Well, I think that you don't need to learn first HTML and then XHTML. Learn first XHTML. It would be like first learning C, then C++, and then C#. There isn't too much difference between both, so learn the one with more future, XHTML. Then later get a book of CSS, and you'll master it before ending the book

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    Never hurts to learn XML first. It will give you a stong basis upon which to learn HTML.

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    I'm just getting into this issue also, and it seems to be divided between whether to learn HTML before XHTML. Is there really a lot of difference? Enough that it might be worth a novice learning HTML before moving on to XHTML?

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    wouldn't learning XHTML basically be like learning a strict HTML and XML at the same time?
    Also, is XHTML used more often that HTML and XML by web designers?

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    The most spread internet base language is HTML, but all the new pages that come out are XHTML. XML can't be displayed correctly on most browsers, so almost all XML documents are parsed using a server-side language to output HTML/XHTML.
    I really don't see a great interest in learning XML/XSL (XSL is more or less like CSS for XML), and as said before they can't be used natively (that is- without parsing it with a server side language like PHP) like XHTML/CSS.
    So my advice is that you learn XHTML, then CSS, then a server side language, and THEN, if you want to, XML/XSL. Flash is also a good option once you have learned all that things.

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    Okay, thanks for the advice everyone.


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