Re: Abuse of the W3 Logo

From: Michael Gade (
Date: Tue, Sep 28 1999

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 19:47:45 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <00b001bf0a0b$c289ec00$bca3f9c3@michaelg>
From: "Michael Gade" <>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Abuse of the W3 Logo

>Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>Well, it can still be valid HTML 3.2 with no doctype

<Cite from the HTML 3.2 specs at >
Every conforming HTML 3.2 document must start with the <!DOCTYPE>
declaration that is needed to distinguish HTML 3.2 documents from other
versions of HTML.

My point was NOT if the document was "correct", but that it claimed to be
HTML 4.0.

If this kind of abuse is allowed, then people will loose the confidence they
should have that W3 can handle the HTML specs.

I am not surprised to hear that you can't access it. The W3 validator
reports Error 403 Access Denied, when you run it with