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From: Paul Cupis <pc99@doc.ic.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 07:21:23 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <38143D2A.F88EDB07@doc.ic.ac.uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Hi.

I recently found this service, following a link for a validated site,
and proceeded to use it to test a couple of sites.

Microsoft's site, as expected through up a lot of errors, but more
incredibly, the page served by the validator from this test itself was
not valid!

Try it. The URL I got from validating http://www.microsoft.com was:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com&weblint=&pw=&ss=&outline=

and putting this into the validator returned a list of a fair few errors
itself.

Thus, how can you justify having the "Valid HTML 4.0!" logo at the
bottom of the page? Please tell that there is something wrong with my
reasoning, as I cannot believe that you would certify one of your own
pages as HTML4 compliant when your own service says that it is not.

If I am wrong, then I apoligise in advance, but if I am not, then what
is going on here?

Paul Cupis
cupis@iname.com
Received on Monday, 25 October 1999 09:26:38 GMT

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