HTML and XHTML are the markup languages used to create a solid foundation for your website or web application, and articles in this category generally touch upon the semantics and accessibility aspects of marking up web pages.


The W3C’s HTML and XHTML Frequently Answered Questions.

Posted on July 27, 2004

W3C HTML Validator on Mac OS X

How to install the W3C HTML Validator on Mac OS X.

Posted on July 26, 2004

Heading hierarchy

An interesting discussion on the use of HTML’s heading elements.

Posted on July 26, 2004

XHTML Validator to RSS source

Use your RSS reader to regularly check that your site is valid.

Posted on July 2, 2004

Multimedia in Web Documents

WaSP asks the W3C how multimedia objects should be inserted into web documents.

Posted on July 2, 2004

A Validation Tale

Real world examples of why validation is very important and can be a great help.

Posted on June 26, 2004

Structural naming

Further thoughts on structural naming conventions from Eric Meyer.

Posted on June 26, 2004

Structural naming conventions

Interesting ideas on naming conventions for common page elements.

Posted on June 21, 2004

Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms

An excellent guide to creating accessible web forms.

Posted on June 12, 2004

Ampersands and validation

Anne van Kesteren writes about the XML entities that must be encoded in Ampersands matter. One of those entities is…

Posted on June 10, 2004

Mapping DTDs: making validation usable

DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.

Posted on May 20, 2004

Learning Resources

A large collection of resources on HTML, XHTML, CSS, accessibility, usability, and more.

Posted on May 10, 2004

Extending XHTML: Target and Strict

How to extend XHTML to make it allow the target attribute.

Posted on May 9, 2004

Semantics vs bold and italics

In his article When Semantic Markup Goes Bad, Matthew Thomas writes about why always replacing <i> and <b> with <em>…

Posted on May 9, 2004

SimpleQuiz Part XVI: Launching Windows

Interesting discussion on how to launch new windows when using XHTML 1.0 Strict.

Posted on May 7, 2004

Staying valid

Simon Willison explains how he keeps the XHTML on his site valid.

Posted on May 4, 2004

SimpleQuiz Part XV: Numbered List Pairs

How should a numbered list of titles and descriptions be marked up?

Posted on April 21, 2004

Plugins and valid XHTML

Different methods to embed Flash or QuickTime content and keep your XHTML valid.

Posted on April 18, 2004

Accessible Pop-up Links

From A List Apart #174: How to make links to pop-up windows accessible.

Posted on March 28, 2004

Creating Structured Tables

A nice article on creating structured tables.

Posted on March 28, 2004

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