Web standards is a generalized terminology used to refer the current standard and specification that define, describe technical aspects of the World Wide Web. In recent years, the terminology is often being associated with the tendency to adopt a set of best practices for building standard websites and philosophy of design and web development that includes the methods.
Basics of Web Standards
Many interdependent standards and specifications exists for Web Standards, some of which govern some aspects of the Internet, not only the World Wide Web to influence directly or indirectly the development and management of websites and web services. Some aspects to consider are the interoperability, the accessibility and usability of web sites and pages.
Web Standards covers :
- Recommendations published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- Internet Standards documented and published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Request For Comments and Request for Comments (RFC)
- Standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- Standards published by ECMA International
- Standard Unicode
- Unicode Technical Reports (UTRs)
- Others published by the Unicode Consortium
- Names and registration numbers maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
These above points are taken as standard and mentioned by WebStandards and W3C.
Usage of Web standards