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

From: Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:10:33 +0300
Message-ID: <CAJ0g8QRfm=QSN5MsbY9r+VW652rcT8gycLF+2wCTc3b5a0k+sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Tilbrook <davetil@ddtil.com>, "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: W3C WWW Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
> 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
> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/validation.html#icon

Which is of course not to say that validation is useless [1]. (I can’t
help it ;)


Jens O. Meiert
Received on Monday, 23 June 2014 15:11:21 UTC

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