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What kind of code was used to create the web pages?

This website has been designed to comply with recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): http://www.w3.org.

Where possible, pages from the site have been written using the XHTML Strict Document Type Definition, which ensures the code is robust and should work in all web browsers released after 1998, and (hopefully) all those that will be released in the foreseeable future.

Due to minor design issues, a few of the pages could not be made to comply with the Strict DTD. In these cases, the pages were checked to comply with the XHTML Transitional DTD instead. In real terms this makes very little difference, except that such pages might possibly date slightly faster than the others.

To support the use of XHTML, the pages have also been checked for conformance with the W3C's recommendations for use of Cascading Style Sheets Vers ion 2 (CSS2).

More importantly, the pages have been designed to comply with the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI- at AA level), in an attempt to ensure their usability by disabled visitors.

The text on all pages can be resized, all images have ALT tags included, and the search form is properly labelled for text-only browsing.

Pages which use JavaScript (namely some of the maps) have alternative links to the same content included, so that non-JavaScript-enabled browsers can still access the same information. Other instances in which JavaScript is used are merely cosmetic, and do not effect usage of the site if switched off.

All pages were checked for compliance with the WAI recommendations using the Bobby validation tool: http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp.

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