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Web Standards

Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML

  • Authors


  • Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web.

  • It reveals techniques to obtain standards compliance in development and redesign through step-by-step guides, along with the most common web standards problems and their solutions.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Web Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leslie F. Sikos
      Pages 3-37
    3. Leslie F. Sikos
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    4. Leslie F. Sikos
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    5. Leslie F. Sikos
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    6. Leslie F. Sikos
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    7. Leslie F. Sikos
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    8. Leslie F. Sikos
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    9. Leslie F. Sikos
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    10. Leslie F. Sikos
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    11. Leslie F. Sikos
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  3. Developing with Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Leslie F. Sikos
      Pages 403-418
    3. Leslie F. Sikos
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    4. Leslie F. Sikos
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    5. Leslie F. Sikos
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    6. Leslie F. Sikos
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 491-507

About this book


Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML provides solutions to the most common website problems, and gives you a deep understanding of web standards and how they can be applied to improve your website. You will learn how to create fully standards-compliant websites and provide search engine-optimized Web documents with faster download times, accurate rendering, correct appearance and layout, lower development cost, approved accessibility, backward and forward compatibility, and easy maintenance and content updating. The book covers all major Web standards, focusing on syntax, grammar, recommended annotations, and other standardization concerns.

Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is also a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web. As a web developer, you'll have seen problems with inconsistent appearance and behavior of the same site in different browsers. Web standards can and should be used to completely eliminate these problems. Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML describes how you can make the most of web standards, through technology discussions as well as practical sample code that you can use for your own sites and web applications. It also provides a quick guide to standard website creation for Web developers.

  • Learn techniques and best practices to achieve full standards compliance
  • Write valid markup, styles, and news feeds from scratch or standardize websites by redesign
  • Restrict markup to semantics and provide reliable layout

About the authors

Leslie F. Sikos, Ph.D., is a Semantic Web researcher at Flinders University, South Australia, specializing in semantic video annotations, ontology engineering, and natural language processing using Linguistic Linked Open Data. On the cutting edge of Internet technologies, he is a member of industry-leading organizations, such as the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Engineering Task Force, and the Internet Society. He is an invited editor and journal reviewer actively contributing to the development of open standards. Dr. Sikos is the author of 15 textbooks covering a wide range of topics from computer networks to software engineering and web design. Devoted to lifelong learning, he holds multiple degrees in computer science and information technology, as well as professional certificates from the industry. Thanks to his hands-on skills, coupled with a pedagogical background, he can introduce technical terms and explain complex issues in plain English.Dr. Sikos creates fully standard-compliant, mobile-friendly web sites with responsive web design—complemented by machine-readable annotations—and develops multimedia applications leveraging Semantic Web technologies. He works on the standardization of Linked Data implementations for the precise identification, description, and classification of multimedia fragments, advancing the traditional video annotation techniques. Inspired by the creation and exploitation of rich Linked Open Data datasets, he proudly contributes to the Open Data and Open Knowledge initiatives. For more information, visit

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