[LINK] Mobile web compatibility test suite released

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Nov 14 11:17:35 AEDT 2007

The W3C have released their mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests as a "Candidate 
Recommendation" (that is as a draft standard) : 
These are tests intended to see how compatible web pages are with 
mobile phones and other hand held gadgets. The aim is "Making Web 
access from a mobile device as simple, easy and convenient as Web 
access from a desktop device".  As well as the test specification 
document,  W3C have provided some very useful software implementing 
some of the tests <http://validator.w3.org/mobile/alpha>. A press 
release has background on the project: 

I have tried out the tests and found them very useful, even where the 
web pages were not specifically targeting mobile devices. My only 
quibble is that perhaps the W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices Working 
Group should run the tests on their own web pages 

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU  

More information about the Link mailing list