[theforum] URL Schemas & missing data

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Fri Dec 3 09:44:14 CST 2004

Martin Burns wrote:
> No, not being silly at all. You say you want fantastic quality markup.
> Fair enough. Now what do you mean? You've complained about nested divs...
> now specify what you think would be of evolt-quality.

actually, i complained about nested divs, on IRC, in a slightly 
different context...

> Starter for 10:
> Validates against chosen HTML/CSS standards. Now which ones..?
> And what else.

on IRC yesterday, i suggested HTML 4.01 Transitional and CSS 2.1... i 
know there are people here who want a flavor of XHTML, and i'm not 
debating the value of either in this post...

but minimums:
- valid markup
- valid CSS
- accessible site (A, AA, or AAA?)
- structural and semantic markup

this last one is the tricky one... those old-schoolers might recall the 
debates rudy and i got into on the list about h1 to h3, etc...

but i wrote the HTML and CSS of the last site (although others have 
since stepped up to maintain it), and i put together the code style guide...

so that's our base...

now for divs and spans... by *default*, i will assume any use of divs or 
spans is wrong... yes, there are always exceptions, but i have found 
that unless you challenge people, they work their way into code when 
other elements would be more appropriate...

now, what other specs are we gonna support, for things like:
- privacy
- syndication
- uk accesskey standards (example)
- image formats (not saying we should change it, but if we're going to 
get granular to address evolt-quality...)
- etc...

or have you all discussed this and i've missed it?

and why is that wiki so damn hard to use?

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