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Re: [DRAFT] QA Tips - Gif versus PNG

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:23:07 -0400
To: www-qa@w3.org
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Le jeudi, 18 sep 2003, à 12:32 America/Montreal, Alex Rousskov a écrit :
> This phrase needs to be brought in sync with current date, of course.
> The patent has expired, AFAIK.

yes it was not at the time of the writing I will fix that.

>>     http://www.delphion.com/details?&pn=US04558302__
>
> This seem to describe the US patent. Is there a page that gives
> expiration dates for non-US patents?

It seems, but I don't have exact references, that it will be in 2004. 
But I don't know if it's for all countries or not.

> If this tip is "approved", please note that W3C is still using GIF
> images. For example, W3C front page has a GIF image advertising
> a company (probably a prominent W3C member):
> 	http://www.w3.org/Icons/Logo_25wht.gif

Good point, I can transmit that to the Comm Team.

> QA WG pages use W3C-produced GIFs as well. For example, "XHTML
> conformant icon" on the QA Matrix page:
> 	http://validator.w3.org/images/vxhtml10

both.  We are making content negociation and the browsers are receiving 
what they are asking.

http://validator.w3.org/images/vxhtml10.png
http://validator.w3.org/images/vxhtml10.gif

> I am _not_ complaining, just noting integrity problems if the tip is
> approved...

You will notice all along the tip that we do not say "Don't use GIF". 
We are just giving information about the two formats and the benefits 
of PNG.

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