Re: a web certification program?

Francis Cottier (cottier@fox.nstn.ca)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 18:39:36 -0700


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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 18:39:36 -0700
From: Francis Cottier <cottier@fox.nstn.ca>
To: Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: a web certification program?

Checked this URL with a few online validators and I'm not impressed with
the results.

My conclusion is that whatever the criteria being offered on this site
for certification purposes in the questionnaires has no credibility
since the site itself has doubtful credibility.

It seems like a case of "Physician Heal Thyself"


Rob wrote:
> 
> Something for list-members to take note of (particularly W3C members):
> 
> Apparently US Web is trying to set up a certification program for web
> development. Info at http://www.usweb.com/certification/surveys/
> Well, not much info, just some survey forms that don't allow for much
> qualitiative comments.
> 
> Even though there's an enormous number of awful authors charging for
> their services out there, I think certification is a potentially *bad*
> idea for an enormous list of reasons.
> 
> Rob
> 
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