Benchmarking Web Sites Workshop For Museum New Media Spring School - HTML Analysis of Selected Web Sites

The following table gives a summary of a survey of the HTML compliance of home pages of Web sites for participants on the "Leicester Spring School In New Media" which was held at University of Leicester on 20th April 2005.

The survey makes use of the W3C HTML compliance checking tool.

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

HTML Validator Tool


Table 1: Findings
  Organisation Compliant? HTML Version Errors Comments Try It
1 Natural History Museum N HTML 4 56 errors   Check
2 National Museum of Science and Industry (No Flash entry point) N HTML 4 8 errors No DOCTYPE
Note home page checks for Flash support and then automatically redirects.
3 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television N Not defined 20 errors No DOCTYPE and no character encoding Check
4 National Museums and Galleries of Wales N XHTML 1 15 errors No DOCTYPE Check
5 Cotswold Motoring Museum' Y XHTML 1 Strict 0 errors   Check
6 Bolton Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium N HTML 4 33 errors   Check
7 Museum of Science And Industry In Manchester N HTML 4 38 errors   Check
8 24 Hour Museum Y HTML 4 0 errors   Check
9 MWR N XHTML 1 5 errors   Check
10 Arts and Technology Partnership N Not defined 22 errors No DOCTYPE found Check
11 Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester N XHTML 1 53 errors   Check
12 Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Open University Y XHTML 1 0 errors   Check
12 elearning group for museums and galleries, libraries and archives N Not defined 7 errors No DOCTYPE found Check

The information in the table was collected on 14th April 2005.


Please note the following:


A summary of the findings is given below.

Table 1: HTML Compliance
Compliant 3 23%
Not Compliant 10 77%