AV standards, including links to technical information (bitrates, frame size, frame rate) for narrowband and broadband, streaming and download AV content.
Standards for browser support and testing for bbc.co.uk
Standards for use of Cascading Style Sheets on bbc.co.uk pages.
Standards for designing and developing live database (backed) applications for bbc.co.uk.
Standard giving requirements for normal page weight and methods for reducing page weight. This standard also gives guidance on how to optimise pages to achieve the best possible download speeds.
Standards for collecting collection of user email addresses and formatting, processing, delivery of email for bbc.co.uk.
Standards specifying valid file extensions served from www.bbc.co.uk and news.bbc.co.uk.
Standards for the creation, use and maintenance of all .htaccess files on www.bbc.co.uk servers.
Defines which mapping providers site producers can use on bbc.co.uk.
Standards for the use of multimedia plug-in content on bbc.co.uk, including: approved formats; advice on the choice of Flash version; requirements on the provision of alternatives to plug-in content; how to optimise, test, deliver and embed plug-in content.
The BBC endorses the principle of separating content from presentation in web pages, using HTML as a semantic markup language.
This guideline document describes what sitemaps are and how they can be used to increase the speed of recognition of new content by search engines.
Summary of standards for XHTML pages on BBC Online (bbc.co.uk), including: doctypes; validation; browser support; code style; scripts; CSS.
This standard supersedes the HTML Integrity Standard.
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