IEEE Upgrades Web Services Standard
The standard, known as IEEE 2001, features guidelines for developing Web sites, including what type of information should be featured on all sites, such as who created it, the sites legal address and date of last update, IEEE officials said on Monday.
IEEE 2001 is a voluntary standard known as the Recommended Practice for the InternetWeb Engineering, Web Site Management and Web Site Life Cycle standard. It also features accessibility guidelines for making Web sites more accessible to the disabled, IEEE officials said.
The organization, based in New York, said it developed IEEE 2001 in conjunction with Consumers Union and sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.
"This voluntary standard responds to new technology and usage patterns," said Jim Isaak, chairman of the IEEE 2001 working group and an assistant professor at Southern New Hampshire University. "It expands IEEEs 1999 Web practices standard substantially by adding a great deal of practical detail on site accessibility and content, as well as on building, maintaining, archiving and deleting sites."