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From: Olivier Thereaux via cvs-syncmail <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 01:46:51 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1DcZMh-0005t9-Ff@lionel-hutz.w3.org>

Update of /sources/public/validator/htdocs/docs
In directory hutz:/tmp/cvs-serv22533

Modified Files:
	help.html 
Log Message:
small clarification on validity vs conformance
more info on whether W3C tracks and enforces validity claims (icons)


Index: help.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /sources/public/validator/htdocs/docs/help.html,v
retrieving revision 1.23
retrieving revision 1.24
diff -u -d -r1.23 -r1.24
--- help.html	25 Apr 2005 05:08:59 -0000	1.23
+++ help.html	30 May 2005 01:46:49 -0000	1.24
@@ -28,6 +28,9 @@
 	Does "valid" mean "quality approved by W3C"?</a>
 	</li>
 	<li>
+	    <a href="#validandconform">Is validity the same thing as conformance?</a>
+	</li>
+	<li>
 		<strong><a href="#what-is-it">What is the Markup Validator and what does it do?</a></strong>
 	</li>
 	<li>
@@ -62,8 +65,10 @@
 	<li>
 		<a href="#cleanup">I don't want error messages, I want you to clean up my page!</a>
 	</li>
-	<li>
-		<a href="#icon">My document is valid, can I use your "valid" icon?</a>
+	<li><a href="#icon">"valid" icons</a>
+	  <ol>
+	    <li><a href="#icon-usage">My document is valid, can I use your "valid" icon?</a></li>
+	    <li><a href="#icon-invalidpage">I saw the "valid" icon displayed on a site but the page is invalid. What should I do?</a></li>
 	</li>
   </ol>
   </li>
@@ -163,6 +168,12 @@
 	set of rules. No more, no less. This is also why the "valid ..." icons 
 	should never be considered as a "W3C seal of quality".</p>
 
+    <h4 id="validandconform">Is validity the same thing as conformance?</h4>
+    <p>No, they are different. A document is valid when it is written in accordance
+    to a formal grammar, whereas conformance to a specification is defined by the 
+    specification itself. The two <em>might</em> be equivalent, but in most cases, 
+    some conformance requirements can not be expressed in the grammar, making validity
+    only a part of the conformance.</p>
 
     <h4 id="what-is-it">What is the Markup Validator and what does it do?</h4>
       <p>
@@ -292,8 +303,8 @@
        <p>The Markup Validator can not do this for you. You may want to have a look
 	at tools such as <a href="http://tidy.sourceforge.net">HTML Tidy</a>.</p>
 
-    <h4 id="icon">My document is valid, can I use your "valid" icon?</h4>
-  <h5>Practical use of the icon</h5>
+    <h4 id="icon">"valid" icons</h4>
+  <h5 id="icon-usage">My document is valid, can I use your "valid" icon?</h5>
   <p>
       <img class="inline-badge" src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10" alt="Valid XHTML 1.0!" height="31" width="88" />
       Yes. To show readers that one has taken some care to create an
@@ -314,6 +325,7 @@
           alt="Valid XHTML 1.0!" height="31" width="88" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
     &lt;/p&gt;
   </pre>
+
   <h5>License and Guidelines for usage of the "valid" icons</h5>
   <p>Web content providers are granted the right to use the "W3C valid" logo
   on pages that pass validation (through the use of the 
@@ -334,6 +346,12 @@
   and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/logo-usage-20000308.html">Logo and Icon usage</a>
   policy.</p>
 
+  <h5 id=icon-invalidpage">I saw the "valid" icon displayed on a site but the page is invalid. What should I do?</h5>
+
+  <p>We recommend that you write to the site manager and politely bring to  
+  that person's attention that there is an inconsistency. Please note that 
+  W3C does not verify or attempt to enforce validity claims.</p>
+  
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