HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

Your DOCTYPE is Showing: Where Do We Stand in the Battle for Web Standards? (Part III)

PST24 Poster Sessions Track

Plaster Student Union Ballroom


The Web Standards Project began in 1998 with the noble goal of “promoting core Web standards and encouraging browser makers to do the same, thereby ensuring simple, affordable access for all.” At HighEdWeb 2006, I reviewed over 1,000 websites to see where higher education stood when it comes to adopting and adhering to Web standards. In 2007, I reviewed these sites again: higher ed sites had made (small) gains in adhering to Web standards, while sites for Fortune 500 companies slipped even further behind. How have things changed in 2008? And are we better or worse on this front than the corporate world?


Lori Packer
Web Editor, University of Rochester

Lori Packer is the Web Editor in the University Communications office at the University of Rochester. Before moving over to academia, she was the lead U.S. editor for MSN Search. At Rochester, she is responsible for managing the university's homepage, news site, and many administration sites. A content management system implementation project looms in her near future; ask her about this at your peril.