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Improper presentation of validation results as if the site visitor were the site owner

From: Bill Elicson <bill.elicson@comvirtual.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:21:27 -0800
Message-ID: <4B9AA247.6040504@comvirtual.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

The validator output produced from the provided graphic/link to be 
placed on a specific web page does not make sense to me.

If I place the w3c-html-passed graphic on my web page, the output will 
contain the validation results first -- as it should be.

However, after that, the following text appears:

"To show your readers that you have taken the care to create an 
interoperable Web page, you may display this icon on any page that 
validates. Here is the HTML you could use to add this icon to your Web 

The problem here is that the validation results should be presented and 
nothing else. It doesn't make sense that my web site visitor should be 
presented with instructions on how to place the icon on the web page, as 
the web site does not belong to the visitor, but to me.

The presentation of the validation results should end with the paragraph 
"The document located at... was successfully checked..."

The validation results should not address the web site visitor as if he 
or she were the site owner.

Have I missed something?

Thank you
Received on Monday, 15 March 2010 08:27:10 UTC

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