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Web Standards, Validation and CSS Reboot Spring 2006

Or, The Web Standards Movement Advocacy Program needs Participants

The articles found herein were published previously. They were published as a series. They have been collected under the series title, “Web Standards, Validation and CSS Reboot Spring 2006; or, The Web Standards Movement Advocacy Program needs Participants”. The articles are,

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]
The Most Common HTML Markup Errors; or, What does CSS Reboot illustrate about all other Sites?
The most common and prevalent errors found in HTML Markup code of sites which participated in CSS Reboot Spring 2006. [June 22, 2006]
The Most Common CSS Markup Errors; or, What does CSS Reboot again illustrate about all other Sites?
The most common and prevalent author-induced errors found in the cascading style sheets of sites which participated in CSS Reboot Spring 2006. [July 3, 2006]
CSS Vendor-Specific Extensions fail
The most common vendor-specific extensions found in the cascading style sheets of CSS Reboot Spring 2006 participants. Vendor-specific extensions will always fail CSS validation. [July 10, 2006]
CSS Validator-Induced Errors; or, W3C Quality Assurance isn’t assured, is it
The most common and prevalent CSS Validator-Generated errors found in cascading style sheets code of sites which participated in CSS Reboot Spring 2006 wherein some errors are governed by CSS level selection and some errors are imposed by the CSS Validation Service regardless of the CSS selectors being approved by W3C. [July 18, 2006]
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]
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]
Why do You use HTML 4?
Web developer replies from a small questionnaire sent to CSS Reboot Spring 2006 participants and commenter's on 456 Berea Street regarding the use of HTML 4.01 on their sites. [September 11, 2006]

Data collected from sites participating in CSS Reboot was presented as the state of web standards in the Spring of 2006 after Old Professionals and Standardistas had nailed their manifestoes on the cathedral door and said, “Our work’s done. Read this.”

Yeah, well…

And, in response to those cards and letters about me collecting data from the Fall 2006 CSS Reboot, “No.”

I do not believe that six months is sufficient for The Web Standards Movement Advocacy Program (WSMap) to have had much effect; I'll wait for Spring 2007.


Sean Fraser posted this on September 24, 2006 11:11 AM.

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