ASP.NET and Web Standards

Back in June, I mentioned the poor standards support in Microsoft’s .Net. It looks like that will change. If what Scott Guthrie writes in XHTML and Accessibility in ASP.NET Whidbey actually comes true, standards compliance and accessibility will be much easier to achieve for developers using .Net. According to ScottGu, Whidbey will feature XHTML compliant HTML, built-in validation and Section 508 compliant markup. Sounds almost too good to be true.

Looking at the screenshots in the post, there is something a little odd in the one that shows the Accessibility validation. I hope the code in the page being validated isn’t an example of what Microsoft calls standards compliant XHTML, since there is no doctype and some tag names are uppercase.

Posted on November 25, 2003 in Web Standards