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RMIT Web Review - Assessment

RMIT Courses http://www.rmit.EDU.AU/Courses/

This screen has been assessed according to a working set of criteria available [on-line} at:

http://www.cinemedia.net/FOD/DuckDigital/criteria.html

Download Time

The down load time for this screen was within the recommended range. The image load was almost twice the recommend byte size

URL
Size
Time (seconds)
http://www.rmit.EDU.AU/Courses/ 6.57 K 1.82
http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/rmit-tl.gif 1.78 K 0.50
course-info.JPG 12.66 K 3.52
http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/bullet.jpg 2.99 K 0.83
http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/RMITUsmll.gif 1.43 K 0.40
Total
25.43 K
7.06
HTTP Request Delays

2.50
Total + Delays

9.56

Content filtering is through the use of 6 buttons. [Links not yet assessed]

  1. RMIT logo (home)
  2. Course Info
  3. Campus Tour
  4. FAQs
  5. Student Life
  6. Student services
  7. Contact OPS
  8. RMIT International Services
  9. Disclaimer
  10. Webmaster's Resources
  11. RMIT Logo (home)

Accessibility Suggestions:

  1. Associate labels with their form controls
    Lines 86-87: face="Trebuchet MS"><small><small><select name="url" onchange="window.location=this.options[selectedIndex].value" size="1">

  2. Use the LANG attribute to identify the language of the text

  3. If possible, avoid using tables to format text documents in columns

  4. Specify a logical tab order among form controls
    Lines 86-87: face="Trebuchet MS"><small><small><select name="url" onchange="window.location=this.options[selectedIndex].value" size="1">
    Line 98: </small></small></font></span><input type="SUBMIT" value="Visit Selection"> </small></p>

Browser Compatibility Suggestions:

  1. W3C non-compliance is due to markup being generated for Microsoft Internet Explorer. No encoding errors.

    1. Attribute TARGET in element A is assigned an incorrect value for browser(s): HTML 4.0
      Lines 17-18: <th width="150" bgcolor="#000000" nowrap height="60"><p align="center"><a href="http://www.rmit.edu.au/" target><img src="http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/rmit-tl.gif"
      Line 103: <p><a href="http://www.rmit.edu.au" target><font size="1"><img

    2. Unknown attribute HEIGHT in element TABLE for browser(s): HTML 4.0
      Line 15: <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%" height="100%">

    3. Unknown attribute BACKGROUND in element TD for browser(s): HTML 4.0
      Lines 25-26: <td bgcolor="#000000" width="150" valign="top" background="http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/rmitBG-bl.gif"><blockquote>
      Line 83: <td width="150" bgcolor="#000000" background="http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/rmitBG-bl.gif"><form

    4. Unknown attribute START in element IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
      Lines 18-19: href="http://www.rmit.edu.au/" target><img src="http://www.rmit.edu.au/images/rmit-tl.gif" width="101" height="47" align="center" alt="RMIT University" start="fileopen" border="0"></a>
      Lines 40-41: </strong></font><img src="course-info.JPG" width="230" height="95" alt="Course Information" start="fileopen"></p>

    Metadata:

    <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta NAME="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta NAME="keywords" CONTENT="RMIT, University, Education, Research, Australia"> <meta NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Microsoft FrontPage 3.0"> <meta NAME="KeyWords" CONTENT="RMIT, University, Education, Research, Australia, Resources">

    This Microsoft metadata non-compliant with Dublin Core emerging standard. KeyWords are repeated. Syntax is inconsistent.

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