mobileOK goes to “Last Call”

After a great meeting of the Mobile Web Best Practices working group last week, the group decided to issue a “Last Call” working draft of the mobileOK Basic specification. This spec is basically a series of tests you can perform on content to evaluate how well it implements the best practices themselves. Because many of the best practices are not machine testable, these test necessarily only represent a subset of the best practices, but they’re a good place to start (hence “basic”). The specification (actually “mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0”) is intended to raise the quality bar on mobile Web content. I invite you to review it and send comments in to the public W3C mailing list (

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  1. […] But it all hangs on standards being agreed, and bitter experience tells us what that means – it will certainly take forever and it may never happen.  There are lots of encouraging signs though – with dotmobi pushing their mobileOK standard, the W3C getting in on the game and and ICRA and Ofcom are promoting content labels as a method of parental control.  _uacct = “UA-1180157-1”; urchinTracker(); […]

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