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Request for validator FAQ addition

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 17:49:25 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1091400537.7928.216.camel@seabright>
Hi folks,

We frequently get the question "Can I create my own logo/icon to
indicate that my page is valid?" [Often accompanied by: "The
style of the W3C's logos/icons clashes with that of my site."]

Here's a proposed Q/A:

 "I'd like to show my support for W3C and the validator service with
  a slight variation on the W3C logo. Is this ok?

 "W3C appreciates your support for open standards and the validator
  service. Unfortunately, these logos are part of the W3C brand and 
  thus we prefer that people not create variations. If you do not
  wish to include the standard logo on every page, you might include 
  it on a special page that provides information about your site 
  (e.g., a site map, or a policy page, or some other page describing 
  the features of your site)."

Another option, perhaps even better, is to create a paragraph about
the logo usage policy. I note that the logo policy page [1] refers
to the validator pages for policy information about those logos, but
I can't find any policy information there. 

If you send me a URI to policy info for the validator logos/icons,
I'll update [1].


 _ Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/logo-usage-20000308

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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