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Re: Google search box on home page

From: Mario Smyth <smyth_o_rama@yahoo.com.au>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 17:44:57 +0000
Message-ID: <20051220174437.99772.qmail@web36307.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: site-comments@w3.org
Hi, Susan,
 Thanks for your reply. If you  do or do not endorse Google is not my point. Their service is free and  it works. Fine. But did you ever try to validate their HTML?
  Having a link to Google on your home page tells me that you simply  don't care about your own standards. So, why should anybody else care?

Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org> wrote:  Hello, Mario,

> Why is there a Google search box on the W3C home page?

You might find this thread [1] will answer your question. It's been asked
before. I think Google's service has served us well (and is certainly better
than no search). Also, W3C is a vendor-neutral organization but including
search boxes from every search engine would simply take up too much screen
real estate.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/site-comments/2004Apr/0036

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