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RE: [VE][388] Error Message Feedback

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 22:47:12 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0605132243040.1577@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Sat, 13 May 2006, Jan Christian Anker wrote:

> On all web-pages I make, I include the "W3-validation icons"
> for HTML and CSS.  The use of these icons promotes W3 as an
> organization, it promotes correct coding,  and our company as a
> company that delivers correctly written web-pages.

The icons are worse than useless - pointless technobabble, adding a 
negative value to the page's content and style. In this case, it seems 
that they also led you into some mystic problem with a _warning_. A 
warning warns about something; when you understand its meaning, you can 
ignore it, or make use of it. (You can also ignore it without 
understanding it, but that's a path I don't particularly recommend.) You 
seem to have turned a warning about a potential problem into a problem, 
for no good reason.

Besides, the "Valid HTML!" are so often just false claims, and often 
blatant lies, that it would be foolish to believe them.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Saturday, 13 May 2006 19:47:40 UTC

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