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Re: Misleading header on validator.w3.org

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 07:39:39 +0200
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <b02010203-1033-978F6F5EA7C411D8B4B40030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>How about:
>
>Welcome to the W3C Markup Validation Service; a free service that checks
>documents like HTML and XHTML for correct syntax.

Hmmm. That sounds a little flat and unfriendly to me, in the «damning with
faint praise» sense.

Would this…

  Welcome to the W3C Markup Validation Service; a free service
  to improve your website by checking its  HTML  or  XHTML for
  syntax errors and other problems.

…variation cover it?

It's a little convoluted and doesn't get the point across as focussed as the
original, but at least it avoids the troublesome “conformance“ terminology
without wandering into geek-speak.

Or is the “short, to the point” version preferable here?



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