What is UJS?
Did it have full functionality? No
Was it as quick? No
Was it as pretty? No
Was it as usable? No
Did it basically work? Yes
Why should you care?
As of 1st September 2005, every web
site built for a dutch government
agency is required by law to conform to:
Valid HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0
CSS and semantic HTML and separation of structure and presentation
The W3C DOM (instead of the old Microsoft document.all)
Meaningful values of class and id
Meaningful alt attributes on all images
Scripts that work on links should extend the basic link functionality (think accessible popups)
Use of forms or scripts as the only means of getting certain information is prohibited
Removing the focus rectangle on links is prohibited
Information offered in a closed format (think Word) should also be offered in an open format
The semantics of many HTML elements are explicitly defined
Scripts that work on links
should extend the basic
If an element makes no
sense without a script, it
shouldn't be in the HTML.
Use of forms or scripts as
the only means of getting
certain information is
The Dark Ages
of the Web
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SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!</font></font></b>
THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!