HTML Coding Standards
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All applications should follow the following:
- HTML code should follow the W3C’s recommendation for capitalization. In short this means all elements and attributes should be in all lowercase.
- All HTML should be written as close to the W3C HTML5 standards as possible.
- Semantic markup must be used.
- All tables should use the <thead> and <tbody> tags (as well as <tfoot> if applicable).
- <th>'s scope attribute should be used.
<table> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col">Header 1</th> <th scope="col">Header 2</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="row">1</th> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">3</th> <td>4</td> </tr> </tbody> <tfoot> <tr> <th scope="col">Footer 1</th> <th scope="col">Footer 2</th> </tr> </tfoot> </table>
If DJBTemplate is not being used...
Even though this isn't recommended, sometimes it is required. If you go down this road, here are a few tips and requirements.
You need a doctype declared. As we are really pushing HTML5, please use the following as the first line of your HTML document (before the <html>) tag.
Set the Charset
Make sure you set the charset to UTF-8.
DJBTemplate has some HTML5 functionality provided for us, so check out what it has to offer. Here are some handy HTML5 resources: