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Thread: Html specification for new site
Jan 16, 2006, 12:39 #1
Html specification for new site
I'm having a site developed and am wondering what I should do in terms of specs of the html itself. I want CSS for sure because it centralizes much of the design from the content. I'm a little stumped by DIVs though, because I don't know how compatible they are with different browsers. AFAIK, DIVs are great because they also centralize the layout, which would normally require tables. I'm not too up-to-date on this, so if you guys could give me some feedback I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also, are there other things I should look for in terms of html specifications?
Jan 17, 2006, 10:59 #2
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Where to start?
You can't "specify" HTML, apart from asking your designer to conform to a particular doctype - XHTML 1.0 Strict is the most strict (duh!) as it enforces the separation of content from presentation.
You should certainly consider requesting the following:
- Use CSS for positioning (not tables)
- Section 508 or WCAG 1.0 compliance (accessibility)
- Valid XHTML and CSS
- Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility (Windows: IE5+, FF, Opera, Netscape; Mac: Safari, FF)