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Re: [VE][html5] and sign error on validation

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:09:05 +0300
Message-ID: <53A83501.8050107@cs.tut.fi>
To: David Tilbrook <davetil@ddtil.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
2014-06-23 16:13, David Tilbrook wrote:

> I thought you had to get a clean report to use the W3C certification
> symbol...

There is no such symbol. You are referring to “Valid HTML!” icons. There 
is no certification involved.

> Or is the certification symbol even necessary in HTML5 and the current web?

The W3C suggests that people can use “Valid HTML!” icons “to show your 
readers that you have taken the care to create an interoperable Web 
page”. This is nonsensical. Validity does not imply interoperability, 
and even if it did, there would be no point in showing that to visitors. 
The icons are worse than useless, as explained at

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