XHTML File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an XHTML file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XHTML files.

What is an XHTML file?

Files that contain the .xhtml file extension hold web pages that have been written using the XHTML syntax. The XHTML format is an improved version of HTML4, or rather, another way of writing web pages using a modified version of HTML.

The XHTML file format uses tags, just like the HTML file format, but the pages of the XHTML format conform to the stricter XML guidelines than HTML pages. Because the documents that are created in XHTML need to be well-formed, they are normally parsed using XML parsers, whereas HTML documents use more versatile HTML-specific parsers.

When a user visits a web page that is created in XHTML, they do not usually see the actual code that the page was written in. The user will see it through the web browser, and therefore usually don't need to care about what format the page is written in by the developer.

How to open XHTML files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension XHTML for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different XHTML openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension XHTML

While we know of one file format using the .XHTML file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XHTML file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of XHTML files. Remember, different programs may use XHTML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Google ChromeGoogle ChromeUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
Swing BrowserSwing BrowserUser submitted
SafeZoneSafeZoneUser submitted
Comodo DragonComodo DragonUser submitted
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
Opera Internet BrowserOpera Internet BrowserUser submitted
CocCocCocCocUser submitted
Baidu BrowserBaidu BrowserUser submitted
CitrioCitrioUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XHTML-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with XHTML-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!