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Web Standards Archives

A Web Standards Archive of the things relevant to the futherance of standards.

What Web Standards Crisis?

An article about the significance of Web Standards and the need for continuous education.

September 8, 2007 | Comments [3]

A Simple Web Standards Survey

Web Standards has gained maturity and, in doing so, seems to be changing in definition and execution. Hence, a simple query: What are Web Standards?

September 3, 2007 | Comments [8]

Why Bother?

A small sample of a quality assurance study regarding Alexa’s Top 200 Global Sites as performed on behalf of the W3C HTML Working Group in their efforts with HTML 5 and it’s acceptance.

July 16, 2007 | Comments [3]

Standards Reboot Spring 2007 as Standards Indicator

One year after CSS Reboot Spring 2006, site authors and web developers are understandard regarding validation as an aspect of Web Standards (as results from a study of Standards Reboot Spring 2007 participating sites illustrates).

June 27, 2007 | Comments [4]

HTML Italic and Bold Elements as regards Web Standards

HTML presentational elements, Content Management Systems (CMS) use thereof (with eBay as a use case for burgeoning standards), HTML5 backwards compatibility requirements and Web Standards all are noted in this article regarding italicized and bolded text.

May 20, 2007 | Comments [4]

HTML 5 shall not murder Web Standards

A Reply to those Standardistas who believe that The W3C HTML WG, HTML5 and The WHAT WG have conspired against The Web Standards Movement by allowing graceful error handling and supporting existing nonconforming content. They haven't.

May 6, 2007 | Comments [0]

Error Handling in Browsers make Web Standards Difficult

The W3C stated XHTML would solve all the ills of faulty markup languages but User Agents did not follow that specification when it came to error-handling. Anne van Kesteren's site mod illustrates it.

April 15, 2007 | Comments [2]

What makes Valid Code Valid?

A minor article musing on the difference between writing valid code and writing code which validates.

March 2, 2007 | Comments [0]

(X)HTML Well-Formedness requires Validation

A brief article regarding web pages with ill-formed markup which includes an example of the error-handling of said pages by browsers (or, User Agents).

February 26, 2007 | Comments [3]

The Philosophy of HTML 5 as Explained by Ian Hickson

The philosophy of HTML 5 as explained by Ian Hickson.

February 21, 2007 | Comments [4]

Standard Compliance has Two Different Meanings

A brief explanation about web standards and standards-compliant mode with an illustrated example of what could happen in quirks mode.

February 8, 2007 | Comments [2]

The WHATWG HTML 5 Forums

The WHATWG HTML 5 Forum were created for those that wish implementation of HTML 5.

February 6, 2007 | Comments [0]

HTML 5 Help Mailing List

The WHAT WG HTML 5 Help Mailing List was created for those that want to implement HTML 5 this afternoon or just have questions.

February 3, 2007 | Comments [0]

HTML5 and http-equiv Difference

An article regarding one difference - http-equiv - between HTML 4.01 and HTML 5 which concludes with <meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no"> and its deprecation by HTML 5.

December 10, 2006 | Comments [4]

An Excellent Web Standards Checklist

Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0, List of Best Practice Statements and reasons by which it should be used as a Web Standards Checklist.

November 24, 2006 | Comments [1]

The New W3C Paragraphs in Lists Semantics

The W3C offers paragraphs in definition and un-ordered lists. Oddly, this goes against web standards semantics.

November 18, 2006 | Comments [0]

Where's John C's Site?

A Small Commentary on what ever happened to the proposed standards-based site for John C. Dvorak.

November 10, 2006 | Comments [0]

W3C HTML Reinvention

Commentary on the article by Tim Berners-Lee regarding W3C reinvention of the HTML Working Group.

October 28, 2006 | Comments [1] | Comments closed

New Standards Reboot Site

An advertisement for Standardsreboot.com’s October [2006] launch.

October 21, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Microsoft Staff Web Logs fail Validation

An article regarding web standards, Microsoft Staff blogs and Community Server.

September 28, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Web Standards, Validation and CSS Reboot Spring 2006

The collected articles written about web standards, validation, common HTML errors, common CSS errors, character sets and HTML 4.01 after researching CSS Reboot Spring 2006 websites.

September 24, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Time Magazine promotes Web Standards Sites

An article which replies to Molly E. Holzschlag’s article “Are We Failing the Web?” by using Time Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites (2006)” list as reason for Web Standards progress.

August 18, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Character Sets and Character Coding Mismatches

CSS Reboot Spring 2006, Character Sets, Character Coding Mismatches and .htaccess files for the correction of those mismatches.

August 5, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

CSS Spring 2006 Reboot Errors Afterword

An afterword which posits the Web Standards Community with responsibility for HTML and CSS validation failures experienced by the CSS Reboot Spring 2006 participants.

August 1, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

CSS Reboot as Web Standards Validation Indicator

How using CSS Reboot Spring 2006 as a Web Standards HTML and CSS validation indicator illustrates the need for all web developers to understand Web Standards.

June 17, 2006 | Comments [21] | Comments closed

A Proposed W3C Validation Icon

An illustrative article about seemingly authoritative icons which lack substance and how they may be used for sites which fail Web Standards.

May 31, 2006 | Comments [1] | Comments closed

Yahoo gets Standards with the New Professionalism

A small review of the site redesign by Yahoo on May 16, 2006.

May 16, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Which Character Set Encoding should be Used?

An article regarding character set declarations and which set should be used based on a review of fifty web standards compliant websites.

April 11, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Site Object Recognition

An article about the benefits of accessibility, usability and visibility obtained from favicons and gravatars.

April 10, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

Evangelism induced by Fundamental Errors

A small article about aversions with errors found on web sites and the resultant need for eradication of those errors.

April 7, 2006 | Comments [0] | Comments closed

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