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Re: Question on W3C Validator

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 20:46:30 +0000 (GMT)
To: webmaster <webmaster@surfmeister.net>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20011201202300.N1050-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, webmaster wrote:

> Greetings!
> We are building a National City Guide [ with the input from other
  webmasters ] and are building a ready made W3C validated pages to
  be used as a template. We would like to promote the W3C standard
  on any page associated with the guide.  [ approx 450,000 pages within 18
  month ]. We believe this will be a good  way to educate new web
  developers on the importance of a global standard.

Thank you.  This is good news indeed!

> The question is we would like to have the W3C validator results
  only show that the page is validated and of course a link to the W3C
  home. We would prefer not showing the information under the
  congratulations statement. Is this possible? It would be of great
  benefit to all parties concerned. Please advise on your thoughts.

This is certainly feasible, and I'm in favour of it (though it's not
for me to decide for W3C ;-)  I could certainly offer you an equivalent
service, and I may have more flexibility than W3C on the technical
level (Site Valet generates reports as XML, so transforming the output
to exactly what you want is very easy).  Indeed, I will shortly be
announcing a new programme that might meet your needs nicely.

Another option would be to run your own validation service.
I can certainly set that up for you.

> Before we move the core of the guide to http://surfmeister.net.
   we would like to modify any neccessary changes to the HTML. We would
   like to know what you all think as soon as possible.

This is slightly unfortunate timing.  I am putting to the W3C some
proposals that may lead to far greater flexibility to meet requests
like yours, but it's far too early to predict an outcome.

Nick Kew

Site Valet - the essential service for anyone with a website.
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