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Re: "valid [X]HTML x.x!" icons are Evil

From: James Ralston <qralston+ml.www-validator@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 14:57:41 -0500 (EST)
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0202011450200.22965-100000@pcmy.sei.cmu.edu>
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Ushakov, Sergey N wrote:
> I can suggest that the recommended badge label sounds as "Valid
> [X]HTML x.x!  (as of 2002, Jan NN)".

I assert again: the only person who cares when a web page was
validated is the author.  Shoving validation timestamps in users'
faces conveys no useful information, and is annoying.

An icon that just advertises the W3C validation service is all that's

James Ralston, Information Technology
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Received on Friday, 1 February 2002 14:58:01 UTC

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