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Re: idea for validator - "back to referring website"

From: chris does plone <chriswilshaw@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 01:54:16 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20183837.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

why then does the service offer these links and buttons and badges?

refer to a Plone site for an example of apparent "best practice" of having
"valid XHTML" in the footer of the site....



Michael Adams-8 wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:11:35 -0700 (PDT)
> Came this utterance fomulated by chris does plone to my mailbox:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Michael Adams-8 wrote:
>> > 
>> > Besides, the validator is for developers, not clueless surfers.
>> > 
>> again http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#clickedandlost the first
>> question of the FAQ is how did it get here? Users can and do arrive at
>> the validator from a site and i simply suggest a statement with "where
>> they are, why and <back", so that they can have a smooth surf. 
>> 
>> The web did not get achieve good usability by developers referring to
>> users as "clueless surfers" ;-) 
> 
> What i was saying is, if you dont put validator links and icons on your
> site they wont get to the validator. They will have to explicitly search
> for the validator. Thats what i meant when i say that the validator is
> for dewvelopers.
> 
> The web doesn't achieve good anything by redirecting someone to a site
> that has nothing to do with the one they just left. Why do you want to
> tempt them in the first place? And if they dont know how to find a back
> button they are clueless.
> 
> -- 
> Michael
> 
> All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall
> be well
> 
>  - Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
> 
> 
> 

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