Evaluating web page reliability across varied browsing environments

TitleEvaluating web page reliability across varied browsing environments
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsEaton C, Memon AM
JournalProceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE'04)
Date Published2004///

Web page reliability is significantly influenced by thebrowser, browser version, and operating system incorpo-
rated in end-user browsing environments. The tool we have
developed evaluates reliability of web-bound content across
various client platforms based on the relationship between
two key accessibility factors: (1) the HTML tags that struc-
ture a given web page and (2) the support provided for each
tag in target browsing environments. To optimize evaluation
accuracy, we have designed a learning mechanism that in-
ductively acquires knowledge of tag support criteria based
on observed samples of accessible (properly rendered) and
inaccessible (faulty) web page source code. Our contribu-
tion is expected to provide web developers with a basis for
maximizing audience reach through improved awareness of
the browsing environment profiles associated with dimin-
ished accessibility to their websites.