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Web standards

Web, even though it seems unlikely in the tsunami of pages appearing all the time, is built on a set of open standards published by World Wide Web Consortium. These standards specify how developers and designers should build they web site so they are accessible to the widest audience possible. In order for OpenSubsystems to be a good netcitizen we encourage our developers to build application adhering to these standards. There are many tools available to assist with this difficult task and make it simple and fun. Checky, a document validation and analysis extension, is one of them.

Checky installation

Checky is an extension for many populat web browsers such as Mozilla, Firefox or Netscape. Once installed, it is ready to validate page currently loaded in your browser to check if it follows the web standards. This allows you to easily maintain yout web user interface compliant.

You can install Checky by simply following the instructions on Checky website. The installation is as easy as clicking on a link from your browser

Installing Checky

Once Checky is installed and you restart your web Checky is ready to validate your page.

Web page validation

Browse to the web page you are working on. Right click on the web page and from the popup menu select menu item Checky.

Validating web page

Checky will contact the validation service (which is configurable in preferences) and uploads your web page for validation. On a new tab (or in new window) it will then display the results of the validations. The results will usually list the standards violations with their exact location on the page so that you can easily fix them.

To find out more about web standards, go to The Web Standards Project website or directly to W3C webpages.

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