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The W3C Mobile Web Initiative Best Practices Working Group has published the last call working draft of W3C mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0:

mobileOK Basic is a scheme for assessing whether Web resources (Web content) can be delivered in a manner that is conformant with Mobile Web Best Practices [BestPractices] to a simple and largely hypothetical mobile user agent, the Default Delivery Context.

This document describes W3C mobileOK Basic tests for delivered content, and describes how to emulate the DDC when requesting that content.

mobileOK Basic is the lesser of two levels of claim, the greater level being mobileOK Pro, described separately. Claims to be W3C mobileOK Basic conformant are represented using Description Resources (see [POWDER]) also described separately.

The intention of mobileOK is to help catalyze development of Web content that provides a functional user experience in a mobile context. It is not a test for browsers, user agents or mobile devices, and is not intended to imply anything about the way these should behave.

mobileOK does not imply endorsement or suitability of content. For example, it must not be assumed that a claim that a resource is mobileOK conformant implies that it is of higher informational value, is more reliable, more trustworthy or is more appropriate for children than any other resource.