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Validator.w3.org makes reference to non-W3C resources in diagnostics

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:37:55 +0100
Message-ID: <50193F43.60803@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org
The error report

> Syntax of IRI reference:
>     Any URL. For example: /hello, #canvas, or http://example.org/. Characters should be represented in NFC and spaces should be escaped as %20.

contains a link to


at the text "NFC".  Should not the W3C validator make reference
to W3C resources whenever possible, or at least to an internationally
recognised standards body such as the ISO or the Unicode Consortium ?

Linking to a web site that seems (from its name) more concerned with
coffee than with standards would seem a sad error of judgement to me,
and does not reflect well on the Validator or its creators.

Philip Taylor
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 14:38:31 UTC

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