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Creating XHTML Documents with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver MX2004 and Dreamweaver 8 can be used to create XHTML. If using earlier versions of Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver MX), you'll have to hand-edit the code if you want to produce XHTML documents. See the New York Public Library Online Style Guide: XHTML for assistance in hand-editing XHTML. If you do this, however, don't forget to edit the Doctype at the very top of the code (before the <head> tag) to correspond with XHTML. Doctype is shown in the 24 October 2007 Webbie Support session.

Creating a new XHTML document in Dreamweaver MX 2004

  1. Select File>New.
  2. In the New Document window, choose Basic page in the Category.
  3. Under Basic page, select HTML.
  4. Make sure you check the box: Make document XHTML compliant.

Making XHTML with DW MX 2004

Creating a new XHTML document in Dreamweaver 8

  1. Select File>New.
  2. Choose Basic page under Category in the New Document window.
  3. Select HTML under Basic page.
  4. In the Document Type (DTD) dropdown, choose XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Making an XHTML document with DW8