UKOLN AHDS Conversion To XHTML Of Selected Resources On the LSE Library Web Site (June 2003)

A pilot survey of the ease with which selected resources on the LSE Library Web site can be converted to XHTML has been carried out. The survey makes use of the online Tidy service.

The aim of the survey is to see how easily pages can be repurposed and to discover if there are any approaches which are used which may cause difficulties in repurposing Web sites.

In the following table of the findings the resource is deemed able to be successfully converted to XHTML if a comprehensible Web page is displayed. It should be noted that images which are linked to using a relative link will not be displayed. However in such circumstances the image's ALT text will be displayed.

You can use the service yourself either by going to conversion service or by entering a URL in the following box:


A summary of the findings is given in the following table.

Table 1: Key Pages
  Project Successful Conversion To XHTML? Comments Try It
1 Library entry point Y   Convert
2 Library projects Y   Convert
3 Library catalogue
Note session
Y   Convert
4 Gateway to electronic library N Non-recoverable error Convert
5 Course Packs Y   Convert


The information in the table was collected on 17th June 2003.


A summary of the findings is given below.

Table 1: Conversion To XHTML
Successful Conversion 4 80%
Successful Conversion 1 20%