September 14, 2004 Mitsue-Links Releases Web Standards Compliance Service

Mitsue-Links Co., Ltd. (Nakano-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Masashi Takahashi; hereinafter "Mitsue-Links") has released Web Standards Compliance Service to business worldwide, which separates document structure from visual styles in compliance with syntax recommended by W3C.

The environment for accessing Web content has continued to diversify in recent years, and there is a strong call for accessibility. With reference to the optimization of search engines, there is an increasing need to convey the information that is included in content, in addition to having an appropriate structure. The only solution to these problems is to comply with Web standards.

Separating Document Structure and Visual Style

One Web standard for providing visual style to content is known as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Because the user share of the compliant browsing environment (browsers) was historically low, the method of describing visual styles with HyperText Markup Language (HTML) was often adopted, even though HTML was originally designed for describing document structure.

However, the negative factors in introducing CSS to specify all visual styles have been steadily eliminated in recent years. Also, by separating the document structure from visual styles and by properly implementing the former with HTML and the latter with the CSS, the following advantages result:

  • Greater accessibility
  • HTML documents with a reduced file size
  • Faster loading HTML documents
  • More effective use of the server-client bandwidth
  • An improved user experience
  • Superior maintenance of HTML documents
  • Optimization for search engines

Details of the Web Standards Compliance Service

About Mitsue-Links

Mitsue-Links is one of Japan's top information integrators, providing unique services centered on digital content and boasting countless achievements in support of IT business since the company's founding in 1990, which some say was the dawn of the IT field. Based on your company's own corporate strategy, we offer comprehensive service for all enterprise requirements including consulting, marketing, analysis, planning, layout/structuring, design, production, large-scale application development, planning/development of client communications, and site operation/maintenance. Mitsue-Links provides these services based on our unique and creative methodology, thereby enabling project management, project risk management, and usability management that organically integrate all our services and maintain their consistency.

Mitsue-Links is also one of the top companies both at home and abroad in terms of compliance to international and Japanese standards for process management. We have obtained ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO14001 (Environmental Management), BS7799 (Information Security in the U.K.), and ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification. We also comply with JIS Z 9920/ISO 10002 (Complaints Handling Standard), ECS2000 (Ethics Compliance Standard), and ISO13407 (Human-Centered Design) among other standards.

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Taro Nonaka
Public Relations
Mitsue-Links Co.,Ltd.
3-39-13, Kamitakada, Nakano-ku,
Tokyo, 164-0002 JAPAN
Tel:+81 3 3228 4545
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