The Mobile Web Best Practices checker aims at automating the verification of the compliance of a given Web page to the Mobile Web Best Practices.
As of May 2006, it implements partially the Best Practices published on April 12 2006, based on the tests given in the specification.
This is a beta release and the results of checking a page with this tool shouldn't be taken as an authoritative analysis. This service is provided on a purely experimental basis at this point.
The tool is known to be incomplete. Only the following Best Practices have been (at least partially) implemented:
The implementation of these Best Practices tests hasn't been reviewed by the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group yet, and so the results of the checker are purely experimental at these points.
Also, the tool is known to be slow on pages that feature a great number of links, given that it needs to analyse each of them as part of the Best Practices checking. It is expected that a future release will only check a limited number of links.
The source code of the checker is available in W3C Public CVS Repository (see instructions on using this service), and released under the W3C Software license.
Comments on the tool should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, the publicly archived mailing list of the Best Practices Working Group.
objects (i.e. it reports an error when an object calls a non supported format, even if it uses a fallback that is supported)
This work is part of the 3GWeb project, financed by the European Commission's IST Program.