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Re: validation button in your web browser

From: Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 14:03:42 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10003101359040.32257-100000@shell.one.net>
Jos van den Oever wrote:
> Having a validation button on your browser significantly lowers the
> threshhold for people to check their HTML.
>With javascript it's easy to make a HTML validation button that uses the
>w3 validator. Instructions are here:

Why exclude people who don't have JavaScript-enabled browsers (such as
Lynx)???  Last time I checked "http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"
still works, so:

<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer">
<img src="vh401.gif" width="88" height="31" border="0"
alt="Valid HTML 4!" hspace="5" vspace="7" align="right"></a>

is a perfectly good button -- or replace the image tag with your preferred
text (although not necessary, since any HTML programmer concerned about
validity would include the ALT attribute in their IMG tags!)

Brian Gilkison
Received on Friday, 10 March 2000 14:04:02 UTC

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