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Updated Ecliptic Website Meets Strict World-Class WWW Standards

2004 Jul 12

An improved Ecliptic website went online early today.

Ecliptic's website is a popular destination on the World Wide Web, where month after month visitors from over 100 countries come to view unique video highlights from projcts using Ecliptic's RocketCam™ family of onboard video systems. So far during 2004 alone, the firm's website has seen over 3.5 million hits from more than 40,000 visitors who downloaded over 1.3 terabytes of content.

To better service this diverse spectrum of visitors, the new Ecliptic website complies with the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org) standards for XHTML 1.0 Strict and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), bringing Ecliptic's website into an elite group of modern websites that rise above the ubiquitous browser incompatibilities and conflicts and conform to a consistent set of demanding standards for appearance and accessibility.

Most pages on the World Wide Web are written in computer languages (such as HTML) that allow Web authors to structure text, add multimedia content, and specify what appearance, or style, the result should have.

As for every language, these have their own grammar, vocabulary and syntax, and every document written with these computer languages are supposed to follow these rules. However, just as texts in a natural language can include spelling or grammar errors, documents using Markup languages may (for various reasons) not be following these rules.

The process of verifying whether a document actually follows the rules for the language(s) it uses is called validation, and the tool used for that is a validator. A document that passes this process with success is called valid. The dozens of web pages on Ecliptic's site are valid pages.

See the W3C website for a useful Q&A on this validation process. More on Ecliptic's website implementation may be found at the credits page.

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