FMN Spiral 3.0 Web Content Service Profile
The Web Content Profile provides standards and guidance for the processing, sharing and presentation of web content on federated mission networks. Web presentation services must be based on a fundamental set of basic and widely understood protocols, such as those listed below. Recommendations in the FMN Spiral 2 Service Interface Profile for Web Applications are intended to improve the experience of Web applications and to make information and services available to users irrespective of their device and Web browser. However, it does not mean that exactly the same information is available in an identical representation across all devices the context of mobile use, device capability variations, bandwidth issues and mobile network capabilities all affect the representation. Some services and information are more suitable for and targeted at particular user contexts. While services may be most appropriately experienced in one context or another, it is considered best practice to provide as reasonable experience as is possible given device limitations and not to exclude access from any particular class of device, except where this is necessary because of device limitations.

Reference document

FMN Spiral 3 Standards Profile



Obligation: MANDATORY, Lifecycle: CURRENT

Publishing information including text, multi-media, hyperlink features, scripting languages and style sheets on the network.

Obligation: MANDATORY, Lifecycle: CURRENT

Providing a common style sheet language for describing presentation semantics (that is, the look and formatting) of documents written in markup languages like HTML.


To enable the use of web applications by the widest possible audience, web applications shall be device independent and shall be based on HTML5 standards and criteria for the development, delivery and consumption of Web applications and dynamic Web sites. HTML5 is a new version of the mark-up language HTML, with new elements, attributes, and behaviours (data format) and it contains a larger set of associated technologies such as CSS 3 and JavaScript that allows more diverse and powerful Web sites and applications.

Web applications will not require any browser plug-ins on the client side as some organizations or end user devices do not allow the use of Java Applets or proprietary extensions such as Silverlight (Microsoft), Flash (Adobe) or Quick Time (Apple). Implementers shall use open standard based solutions (HTML5 / CSS3) instead.

The requirements defined in the FMN Spiral 2 Service Interface Profile for Web Applications are mandatory for all web content consumers (browsers) and are optional for web content providers. It is expected that in the future FMN Spiral Specifications they will become mandatory also for the web content providers.




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