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Make the Working Group Home Page MobileOK

From: Tom Worthington <Tom.Worthington@tomw.net.au>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:17:24 +1000
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
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This is to suggest the W3C implement the recommendations of the 
Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group on the group's home page. 
That is, the page should be designed to be usable on a mobile phone, 
following best practice. That way the group can show it is not just 
telling others to do something they are not prepared to do themselves.

Amit Parashar, from W3C Australia <http://www.w3c.org.au/> mentioned 
that he was looking to interest people in Australia in W3C mobile 
work. I was impressed with progress on the W3C Mobile Web Best 
Practices checker (Beta), so I ran the home page through it as a 
demonstration 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2007/10/w3c-mobile-web-best-practices-checker.html>. 
The page failed on 5 tests and raised 11 warnings. These are relative 
minor points which could be easily fixed.

ps: I have previously used the Markup Validation Service set for 
XHTML Basic for teaching web design to university students 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/webteaching.shtml>. This is 
very useful in getting them out of bad habits with embedded 
formatting. The mobile checker should prove even more useful, even 
where the result is not intended for use on a mobile phone.



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