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Re: Abuse of the W3 Logo

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 16:45:04 -0700
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To: "Michael Gade" <michael@mgade.dk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
At 04:46 PM 9/28/1999 , Michael Gade wrote:
>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 http://www.genio.dk

No, they'll lose confidence in the companies that are lying.  There's
no way the W3C can _police_ for abuse, nor can they issue lawsuits
or the like to force compliance.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
Catch the Web Accessibility Meme!                   http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 1999 19:55:28 UTC

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