Lately the instructors who teach various HTML type courses in the Continuing Education program where I teach have been debating whether to switch over to HTML5 as the default HTML class. Part of this is driven by the fact that the new Visual QuickStart Guides that we use for instruction are now about HTML5.
The consensus has been to go slow.
- change the basic XHTML class to simply HTML, and include some HTML5
- continue to teach a separate HTML5 class apart from the basic HTML classes where HTML5 support and cross-browser issues are addressed
- to use these best practice recommendations for syntax
Are you still teaching XHTML as the default doctype, or have you moved to HTML5 with caveats and warnings?