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Re: Add Subject Here - Validator icon / W3C logo

From: Rui del-Negro <w3validator@dvd-hq.info>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 05:07:34 +0100
To: "Srdanov Ivan" <srdanov.ivan@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ug64ewwmjf0k3w@bigbang>

> I am building a website, and my HTML validates properly.
> But I'm interested can I change the valid img into grayscale ('cause my  
> page is black/white/gray colored) ?
> I have attached grayscaled img, and would prefer to do the same for CSS  
> valid img, if that is not a problem :)

Officially, no, you can't. If you want to use the actual W3C logo (the  
left part of the icon), you cannot change it.

If you search for "change w3c icon" on Google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=change+w3c+icon

You get this as the first result:

http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/logo-usage-20000308.html

So, if you want to use the W3C logo, you have to keep the original colour.  
Now, I don't think there's anything in the guidelines preventing you from  
using the W3C _logo_ and creating a different _icon_ (ex., the original  
W3C logo and then a black and white part saying "Valid CSS"). You just  
can't (according to the validator icon guidelines) create "derivative  
work":

http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#icon-deriv

In other words, you can't use the same icon and just change the colour,  
but I think you can create a new icon from scratch, even if it uses the  
_original_ W3C logo.

But since you want the icon to be all in grayscale, it's probably simpler  
to just create a completely new icon, saying "Valid HTML" / "Valid CSS"  
(without the W3C logo) and use those as the links.

RMN
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