[LINK] W3C mobileOK Scores [was: www.aph.gov.au - we want your feedback]

Sylvano sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Thu Apr 23 12:38:52 AEST 2009

Tom's point about the PAH getting 60 for
mobileOK intrigued me enough to run a few
sites through the validator to see how
a score of 60 compares.

The New Zealand parliament site does best of
amongst us, the UK, and the USA.

I must note that The Sydney Morning Herald
FAQ about mobile access struck me as odd,
where they don't give the address, just how
you can spend 55 cents to get an SMS
with the address... Unless I missed
it somewhere in there.
-> http://mobile.fairfax.com.au/faq/


The New Zealand parliament site does best of
amongst us, the UK, and the USA.

Amongst state/territory portals, the Tasmanian
Government Portal wins out.

The New York Times is worse than the Sydney
Morning Herald for their standard web site,
but roughly the same for their mobile

Wikipedia is top of the pops.

Our site of interest and comparatives
Score   URL
 60     http://www.aph.gov.au
 42     http://www.whitehouse.gov/
 53     http://www.parliament.uk/
 82     http://www.parliament.nz/

Government Portals
Score   URL
 60     http://www.aph.gov.au
 63     http://www.australia.gov.au
 57     http://www.act.gov.au/CAP/accesspoint?action=menuHome
 72     http://www.nsw.gov.au/
 65     http://www.nt.gov.au/
 42     http://www.qld.gov.au/
 45     http://www.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm
 76     http://www.tas.gov.au/
 52     http://www.vic.gov.au/
 37     http://wa.gov.au/

Online Newspapers
Score   URL
 49     http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au
 89     http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/wireless
 39     http://www.smh.com.au/
 78     http://mobile.smh.com.au/
 37     http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/
 89     http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/wireless/
 31     http://www.nytimes.com/
 82     http://mobile.nytimes.com

Major websites
Score   URL
100     http://wikipedia.org/
 67     http://www.craigslist.org/
 36     http://www.cnet.com/

Score   URL
 40     http://www.asx.com.au/
 36     http://www.theregister.co.uk/


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On Thu, April 23, 2009 9:48 am, Tom Worthington wrote:

> The parliament home page scores 60/100 on
> the  W3C mobileOK
> Checker
> <http://validator.w3.org/mobile/check?docAddr=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aph.gov.au%2F&async=true&view=cat>.
This is not too bad, but could be improved.

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