Apparently the XHTML2 working group will be done away with at the end of this year (2009). At first, I was a little surprised by this and wondered what would happen to all my lovely XHTML 1.0 pages, but after some reading I feel enthusiastic about this. Here are my reasons. The XHTML2 group was slow moving and had too much in-fighting. XHTML2 was going to diverge from HTML too much (tag names), which would have resulted in more confusion for new designers/developers to the web world. HTML5 will support XML serialization, which means we'll have XHTML5 essentially, which I like because I enjoy the specificity of XML. Having just one specification will make things easier on web developers as well as browser developers and hopefully WYSIWYG editors (I won't hold my breath). So really, we'll still have XHTML, but the road XHTML2 was going down won't come to fruition, and that's not really a bad thing. Here's an article on this topic that reflects my feelings pretty well. The article has lots of good links as well so it's a good one to read if you're interested in this topic.