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RE: Just a quick tips

From: Pedersen, Simon (EDS) <pederss@bp.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 08:31:49 +0200
Message-ID: <B0FD09F04C92FE47993498BC1B32EF7502443459@BP1STVVE002.bp1.ad.bp.com>
To: "Olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>, <danield@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>

Thanks Oliver,

I didn't mean to be rude or laugh at anyone. I know that my pages (which I script for the intranet- thus being just about only M$ compatible) never comply with any W3C standards. I also know how hard it is to stick to a standard. That was the reason I thought I'd check if W3C followed the standards themselves.

But as I said: No intention to be rude or laugh at anyone. A little irony here and there is probably good for the heart (don't sue me it that doesn't turn out to be true :)

Keep up the good work.

Regards,
Simon Pedersen

-----Original Message-----
From: Olivier Thereaux [mailto:ot@w3.org]
Sent: 7. september 2003 00:12
To: Pedersen, Simon (EDS)
Cc: www-validator@w3.org; danield@w3.org
Subject: Re: Just a quick tips


Greetings Simon,

On Saturday, Sep 6, 2003, at 16:45 Asia/Tokyo, Pedersen, Simon (EDS)  
wrote:
> check out the following:  
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/ 
> QuickTips/
>
> ironic, isn't it?

Ironic it is, indeed, since this page states "Check your work.  
Validate. Use tools, checklist, and guidelines at  
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG", and apparently the page was not checked for  
validity since it was last edited... But I don't think anyone should be  
blamed or laughed at for not being perfect and making mistakes, should  
they? :)

It is thus more useful to report invalid pages (even those at W3C) to  
their author(s) [here, danield@w3.org, credited at the bottom of the  
quicktips page, whom I copy] than to the validator's list, which  
purpose is to discuss the validator, not (in)valid pages on the Web.

Cheers and thanks for the report, I'm certain the Quicktips page will  
be fixed soon thanks to you.
-- 
Olivier Thereaux - W3C - QA : http://www.w3.org/QA/
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Received on Monday, 8 September 2003 02:39:19 GMT

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