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13 December 2004

Valid Markup saves battery life

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T-Mobile in their position paper to the Mobile Web Initiative Workshop note that

The very fact that advanced browsers allow greater mark-up flexibility unfortunately reduced the amount of care taken to assure standards compliance and led to a broader use of sloppy mark-up – but unlike to desktop browsing this has quite severe consequences for users of devices with radically limited resources: rendering non-deterministic mark-up has a very real impact on CPU, memory and battery life, and also mostly leads to unwanted and costly data overhead on the radio transmission – for customers and operators all alike.

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux (dom@w3.org) is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.