Old Dogs and New Tricks

Technically this isn’t really a blog entry, it’s more of what we in the business call test data.

I have been doing a bit of web site creation again recently while looking for a proper job. I am now making a conscious effort to ensure my web pages adhere to w3c standards (in the form of valid XHTML and valid CSS) and ensuring that the actual content of the page is abstracted from it’s design. This is a solid SoftEng principle and at last they have given us the tools to be able to apply this good practise to web pages.

In fact the standards have been around for a long time, but have largely been ignored by the browser makers. Now even Microsoft is making some kind of attempt to at least resemble functionality defined by the W3C. However the more web pages follow the standards the greater need for browser makers to conform.

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