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Why Use Standards for Your Site - More To Show Your Boss or Your Clients

The other day I mentioned Paul Boutin’s informative new article about standards, Web Standards for Hard Times. I got sidetracked and meant to also mention the W3C’s new article by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, Buy standards compliant web sites. Written as part of the W3C’s relatively new Quality Assurance Activity outreach, this new article provides several good points about why standards matter for your site. While already well done, they indicate that it’s still in rough draft form, so check back for the most recent version.

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