This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool.  It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - design, create and save a document using a markup language, without using an automated code generation program; - use a text editor for generating the markup language code for use on common web browsers, and; - validate the markup document against the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - recognise and outline the use of markup languages including: - dynamic hypertext markup language (DHTML); - hypertext markup language (HTML); - standard generalised markup language (SGML); - virtual reality modelling language (VRML); - extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML); - extensible markup language (XML); - identify and describe, standards applicable to a markup language; - summarise the range of available web browsers and their accessibility, and; - identify and describe, the issues of accessibility.

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