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Re: A minor improvement to the w3c validator

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 21:04:14 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: scott kendall <scott@rio-oso.com>
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scott kendall <scott@rio-oso.com> wrote:

>If I might offer a suggestion for a change to the validation results
>page.  When I've successfully written an html page that passes the
>validation tests, I want a simple way of knowing that I got it right. 
>Perhaps if the background behind the "This Page Is Valid HTML ...." text
>were more greenish.  But since it's blue, I unconsciously pause to read
>that line even though I 'know' that I don't need to read it.  Am I
>making any sense?  In other words, I'd like a simple red-light
>green-light test result.

You're making perfect sense. The current visuals are designed to be a
red-light/green-light kind of thing, but the colors were chosen to not be
quite so garish as pure red/green (opting instead of slightly more subdued
blue and rust(ish)).

Perhaps a green/red checkmark/stopsign graphic might serve as an extra visual
cue as to the status...? Any graphic artists around and up to the challenge?
I'm thinking something along the lines of the typical road sign, but with a
slightly 3d-ish, shiny, thing going on. And simlarly for the "valid" page, a
green sign with a white(?) stylized checkmark on it. Something that could be
added as a background image with CSS; purely to give a visual cue without
carrying any semantic content.

Or can anyone think of other ways to make this distinction more clear?

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