Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) Living Standard

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Vincenzo Rubano
on · one minute reading.

An often overlooked aspect about web accessibility is the fact that, in order to make life easier for assistive technologies, it is essential that web pages conform to the HTML standards, and elements provided by the language are used appropriately.

The HTML specification has therefore been made available in two different editions:

  • the developer edition, that focuses on what web application developer and content creators need in order to produce documents conforming to the specification, that are syntactically and semantically correct;
  • the full version, specifically aimed towards user agent developers (such as browser vendors); it contains details that web application developers and content creators may not be interested in, though it makes an interesting reading to know the (long!) history of this language, and know the background that motivates some (debatable) design decisions.

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