The eXtensible Site Development Framework (XSDF)

Designing, developing and maintaining accessible documents for a semantic web...

Please note! This is a first skeleton of the XSDF Web Site with no content and only minimalistic functionality, just to give this place a little life. We're still discussing and testing with various browser and adaptive technologies. A first start for a documentation generated with Jakarta Maven is available. The primary goal of this project is to define a framework of best practices, documentation, examples, tools, ideas and resources for designing, developing and maintaining accessible documents with newest standardized technologies and recommendations. Such a fantastic idea like the semantic web is not possible without structured and valid documents with a rich set of metadata. So we have to define what is a accessible document and how to implement it. We need a standard not only in structure and semantic, we need also a standard in link phrases, navigation, layout etc.. The discussion about this all is the status of this project. Please join our discussion if you have some idea, fantasy or dream. About this Web Site: An excellent example for a possible standard web site is the new W3C® homepage. It's a cool compromise between document structure, standard conformance, accessibility, device independence and browser compatibility and in our opinion the right choice as basis for own projects and experiences. We don't want copy the W3C® homepage and sell it as our glory ideas (please notice the copyright information in the source of this document). We just want create another place for discussions, ideas, resources, tools, documentation, testing, researching, experiences ... about making good accessible Web Sites for a sementic web. We will share our informations with the original mailing list on W3C®. To reach the person who is responsible for this web site visit this Hyperlink. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by their owners. Read more about XSDF and how to get involved in the future. If you want to know how the story continues? ....come again ;-)

News

First steps in public....

30 December 2002: The XSDF Team says "Hello World" to the world in a hopefully peaceful new year 2003. We're still in planning and discussion, so stay tuned for new results and join our mailing list. (News archive)

Checky v0.5 for Mozilla and Netscape

28 December 2002: Before you know a document is valid you have to test it. The Checky plug-in is a simple Interface for web content and resource developers to free and commercial online Validator and Checker services. With Checky you can now easy setup, combine and use 17 different online Validator and Checker services. Simple choose your services with Chicky-Agent than browse to a web resource and press F10 to display the results of the selected services in a new browser tab or window. Service-Interfaces available for HTML, XHTML, CSS, RDF, RSS, XML, SGML, WAI, 508, various viewer, valets and purifiers.(News archive)

 

 

 

 


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