Web Publishing: Standards and Validation

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One way to help your patrons use your web site is to be sure it is written according to a standard. Standards are a major step toward making your website accessible and in keeping the same look across browsers.

The current HTML standard is XHTML 1.0. If you already know HTML, switching is not hard. We'll discuss the changes you'll have to make and practice creating standards-compliant web pages. In addition, we'll work with validators, which can help you identify non-standard practice.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss 3 major HTML standards and when each would be used
  • List 4 differences between HTML and XHTML
  • Using a validator, create standards-compliant web page
Target Audience: 
Web authors/developers
Web Publishing: The Basics, or ability to work with HTML directly, e.g., using a text editor like Windows Notepad
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • In addition to the daily class session, there will be approximately one hour of homework each day. This homework will consist of validating pages using the methods described that day. This homework is required.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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