What is wrong?
Actually nothing. As stated, this is a web standards-compliant
website. If one is not seeing the "designed" site, the possible
- The browser is not standards-compliant: Compliant browsers
include Netscape 6, Internet Explorer 5, and Opera 5. Note that
Netscape 4 is NOT a compliant browser.
- The device being used does not support the defined style sheets.
Is this a problem? Definitely not. The fact that the site is
usable means that the site, and more over, the standards are
working as designed.
- The standard-compliant browser has a bug or has interpreted
the standard differently. The site has been tested on browsers
used by 95% of the audience: Internet Explorer and Mozilla-based
Am I missing something?
No. Part of the reason for the web standards is to garauntee that,
no matter what browser or device, all the content will be delivered
in a usable, logical fashion. There may not be any pretty colors,
but all the information, along with any associated imagery,
Why is this better?
The philosophy behind the standards basically is separating the
content of the web from the design of the web. This is better
because information is more accessable: Anyone using a compliant
browser can get to the content, whether its a screen reader,
I would like to read more about this.
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