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Small patch to add valid/invalid favicons

From: Robin Whittleton <robin@reala.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 23:36:15 +0000
Message-Id: <BE37C4AE-F1DC-4573-901B-49A90DF0D7F0@reala.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi all,

I've written a small patch that adds a favicon to the results page to  
indicate whether the result was valid or invalid. An example use case  
would be when you're validating a lot of pages at once - it's useful  
to scan along my list of tabs (for me, in Firefox) and note any pages  
that are invalid so I can deal with them and ignore then rest. At the  
moment the favicon is as simple as possible: either a red or a green  
square.

The bug I opened for this issue is at: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/ 
show_bug.cgi?id=2788

There are currently two versions of the patch. The first has full  
support for IE as well as Firefox and any other agent who understands  
the rel="icon" link and .ico format. The second version addresses  
some worries about potential favicon caching by using data URLs for  
the icons. Because IE doesn't understand data URLs this version  
removes the <link> element for IE and switches the image format to  
the more open .png.

Would this be suitable for inclusion into Validator, and if so what  
would I need to do to get a review?

Regards,
-Robin
Received on Friday, 3 February 2006 03:42:39 GMT

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