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Re: "valid [X]HTML x.x!" icons are Evil (was Re: Thanks a lot)

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 00:55:50 +0000 (GMT)
To: James Ralston <qralston+ml.www-validator@andrew.cmu.edu>
cc: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>, webmaster <webmaster@domovina.net>, www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>, Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0112210055130.22193-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, James Ralston wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Nick Kew wrote:
> > Isn't the purpose of the icon to propagate the notion that
> > validation, or more generally standards-compliance, is a Good Thing?
>
> Yes, and it's a noble goal, but asking web authors to propagate that
> notion by *explicitly advertising their pages as being valid* is a
> horrible injustice,

not as horrible as 'best viewed with Netscape/IE' graphics.

L.

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