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proper use of validation icons

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2009 07:50:47 -0700
Message-id: <4A2BD3C7.3000302@mac.com>
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
For some of my pages, I'm using a custom system DTD based on 4.01 strict

--- 401-strict.dtd      2009-06-07 07:38:47.000000000 -0700
+++ 401-strict-custom.dtd       2009-06-07 07:04:33.000000000 -0700
@@ -30,8 +30,8 @@
      Typical usage:

-            "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
+            "http://www.clfsrpm.net/dtd/401-strict-custom.dtd">
@@ -159,7 +159,8 @@
   "id          ID             #IMPLIED  -- document-wide unique id --
    class       CDATA          #IMPLIED  -- space-separated list of 
classes --
    style       %StyleSheet;   #IMPLIED  -- associated style info --
-  title       %Text;         #IMPLIED  -- advisory title --"
+  title       %Text;         #IMPLIED  -- advisory title --
+  spider      (on|off)       #IMPLIED  -- whether or not a search 
engine should index node --"

  <!ENTITY % i18n
@@ -868,3 +869,6 @@
    %i18n;                               -- lang, dir --
+<!-- === custom additions == -->
+<!ATTLIST (form|input) autocomplete (on,off) #IMPLIED>


The spider attribute is for a search engine I'm writing, basically 
concept is

<div id="navigation" spider="off">
<p>Nothing in here gets indexed.</p>

and of course the autocomplete attribute is for forms where autocomplete 
is not appropriate.

With xhtml I don't have to define a new dtd, I can use the W3C DTD and 
just add the extra attlist stuff inside the DOCTYPE declaration node, 
W3C validator validates it as xhtml 1.1 and says I can use the pretty 
icons that demonstrate compliance. Everything is peachy.

However, with html, I have to use the custom SYSTEM DTD and thus am not 
using a public W3C DTD. Validator still works and says it is valid but 
doesn't offer use of the pretty icon.

Is there a problem using the HTML 4.01 icon with documents that validate 
using the custom DTD, and if not, is there maybe a generic icon to at 
least declare the document validates against it's declared DTD ??

Is this right list for that question?
Received on Sunday, 7 June 2009 14:51:29 GMT

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