Technical Advisory Service
2001 - 2004 archive
Compliance corner comprises a series of issues that have arisen in the context of projects meeting technical standards. This page covers:
1) The site must still be accessible to browsers which are not scriptable. Use <noscript>< tags and "sniffer" routines to determine the client capabilities and provide content-equivalent pages to non-scriptable browsers.
2) Thoroughly test your pages for functionality under a wide range of browser / platform configurations.
A few general comments on client-side scripting:
Internet Explorer also supports VBscript, based on Visual Basic. This will not work in other browser versions.
( ECMA = European Computer Manufacturing Association )
USE "language" Attributes in <script> Tags:
DHTML: What Is It?:
Use of DHTML is compatible with the open standards developed by W3C, and so its use is OK from a standards point of view.
Script Block Content Shielding:
Browser Detection Aka Sniffing:
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