Standards, Accessibility and Usability

Standards

This website is coded to meet the W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict specification Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict. This means the code is highly structured, making it easier for developers and browsers to interpret the code. It also means that content is separated from layout, so that the website will degrade correctly in older browsers, and be compatible with future standard conforming browsers. To validate a page on my website to XHTML 1.0 Strict, simply click on this link Validate this page to W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict, found in the footer.

Due to the use of XHTML 1.0 Strict certain features of HTML 4 are no longer available. The most common of these is the target attribute for links that allowed the developer to specify where a new link should open when clicked. The reason this was removed was to give control back to the user where links opened.

  • Tip: To open a link in a new window when clicked, simply hold down Shift. To open a window in a new tab, simply hold down Ctrl.

As layout is separated from content, this website makes use of style sheets. These are coded to W3C CSS 2.0 Specification with a few exceptions that are used to enhance the Online TV Guide in Internet Explorer, but do not detract from the web page in standard compatible browsers. To validate the style sheet simply click on this link Validate the website stylesheet to W3C CSS2, found in the footer.

Accessibility

Usability