Introducing the First Annual March for Web Standards, Washington, DC. We’re taking the fight for clean, structural, standards-compliant markup straight to the seat of power. Down with <font> tags! Down with spacer GIFs! Down with table-based layouts! Web Standards forever! Long live stylesheets!

(By the way, the toaster offer is serious, but only for metro-accessible DC residents.)

Update: High-profile inbound links to the March for Web Standards April Fools’ gag: Mathowie, WaSP, BoingBoing, Waxy, and more (blogdex track).


  1. Sparticus says:

    Have you got a permalink for that? I want to link, but I know it’ll be gone by tomorrow!

  2. Sparticus says:

    Oh and it looks like some .htaccess fiddling is needed as well :)

  3. rowster says:

    hahahah! nice one! :D

  4. I’ll join if you promise to add ‘bring back the blink tag’ to your agenda.

  5. It’s too bad this march wasn’t announced earlier. It’s started 5 hours ago, and I just now found out about it. Plus, I’m 1000 miles away. Darn. ;-)

  6. Kolano says:

    :( I’m so sad this is a April Fool’s joke and not a real initiative.

    Heck if the religious zealots can ask for a gay marriage ban ammendment, we certainly should be able to ask for a W3C standards one.

  7. bunnyhero says:

    heh, nice… especially since the page is formatted with tables and font tags :D

  8. Russ says:

    Your page looks funny in Netscape 4.7.

  9. Russ says:

    I also like the Javascript error.

  10. Joe Clark says:

    I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no id attributes.

  11. Abhi says:

    hehe, nice tabular structure for this page ;)

  12. Jamies says:

    I wanted to make a page similar to this. A lobby group to legalise helicopter mobile summary death squads for any media makers who assault the public with patronising or down right terribly unthought out profiteering media.

    It’ll happen…

    The thing is about this page is that you would get people to come to such a rally! It doesn’t have to be a joke.

  13. Tim says:

    I see the point with Netscape 4, but not Internet Explorer. You guys are wasting your time and energy on pointless stuff. Internet Explorer is good enough. Try to focus on Opera and Safari, they are the ones who are not good enough yet.

  14. Internet Explorer is good enough.

    So you’re stuck with what is essentially a year 2000 browser that still breaks stuff…for 3+ years, and that’s ‘good enough’ for you and Mickeysoft. Brilliant.

  15. Zach says:

    Yeah, like they say you should make this a serious thing. With enough people supporting it it could really get us/you/web standards somwhere.

    My address: hbs-at-tds-dot-net

    nicely encoded:)

  16. James says:

    Oh geez…. it was here, in my backyard,

    and I didn’t know about it. Not only am I

    upset about the whole browser brou-ha-ha, but

    now I’m upset that this wonderful event wasn’t

    promoted so we’d know about it!