The Standards and techniques discussed in this section require a basic understanding of the HTML development language and associated technologies. While we have tried to keep the use of highly technical terms to a minimum, to be useful we must also be specific and accurate. A policy document and development guide cannot replace basic knowledge and experience, it can only hope to shape and guide the developer in their work.

The generic code examples in the following section are based upon the XHTML standard; some HTML examples might look slightly different - for example in XHTML the <img > (image) element has a trailing slash:

<img src="file.jpg" alt="appropriate alt text"/>