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E.U. Leads The Charge In Web Services

Web services are responsible for what some have described as a “seismic shift in computing.” The growth of Web services is, in turn, being attributed to efforts and participation within the European Union. The E.U. seems to have surpassed the U.S. in this respect.

W3C Breaks Out The Red Pen

The World Wide Web Consortium released a new edition of Core XML Standards late last week.

W3C Advances Mobile Web Development

The World Wide Web Consortium has promoted its Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 for website and content management system designers to Candidate Recommendation status.

Mobile Web Guidelines Published

A large group of major technology and Web companies have published a set of guidelines for developing mobile Web content. The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), consisting of companies like Google, Microsoft, and Nokia, released its “Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0″ today as part of a larger effort to make Web more accessible worldwide.

Why Comply? The Movement to W3C Compliance
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The Internet: a powerful tool with endless possibilities to advance business, connect people and share information.

W3C Compliance & Macromedia Flash

Remember the “Good Housekeeping Seal?”

W3C Compliance & SEO

From reading the title many of you are probably wondering what W3C compliance has to do with SEO and many more are probably wondering what W3C compliance is at all.

W3C To Help Improve Mobile Browsing

Launch of the Mobile Web Initiative will make browsing by mobile as easy as using a PC web browser.

Link Reform To The Rescue

Okay, I can’t wait any longer. I’ve had this in the works for a couple months and now that Andy started a similar thread I am forced to release my findings.

Hot Bananna Adopts W3C Standards

Hot Banana has fully adopted W3C Web Standards into its Hot Banana 5 Software.

Web Site Accessibility – Its Just Good Sense

Most of us already know it’s good business to have a presence on the World Wide Web. Since millions of people from all over the world use the Web each day, having a web site is one of the best ways to increase market share and audience reach. However, even companies with a web site could be missing out on the full potential the Web offers, if the content on their site is not accessible to the widest audience possible. Unfortunately, many web site owners create barriers to their content without realizing it. When this happens, their visitors often get frustrated and go elsewhere and the company loses that potential business to a competitor.

Does W3C Validation Help In Search Rankings?
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Validating the html and other codes in your website can be a time consuming task. Because validation simply checks the mark up language for proper syntax, some have wondered if using this process will benefit a site when it comes to search engine rankings, and as such, is it worth doing?

Check Your Links With These Free Tools

While these link checking tools are far from new, you may not have heard of them, or may have some tools to add to the mix or suggestions of how to use these particular tools more effectively.

Cookies, P3P, and IE6
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Since the majority of web users now use IE6, you need to understand how Internet Explorer deals with cookies.

W3C boosts XML document referencing

Pointing to specific parts of XML documents is expected to become easier through a newly approved World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation, W3C announced on Tuesday. W3C issued its XML Pointer Language (XPointer) Recommendation, providing a lightweight, extensible model for identifying parts of XML documents. The recommendation step is the final, formal adoption stage at W3C. “What XPointer allows is for people to be able to point to different parts of an XML document,” said W3C spokeswoman Janet Daly. “You might want to be able to identify a section or fragment in a large document and you want to be able to link to it.”

New Headaches with IE 6

Of all the changes to IE 6, perhaps the most important for Webmasters is the addition of dual CSS rendering engines. While this new feature helps Internet Explorer comply with the W3C HTML standards, it may also break your existing Web pages.