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Re: Valid HTML icon for HTML5

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:58:11 +0100
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To: Wayne Campbell <asa.rand@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Hi Wayne, this may help:

Will there be a valid HTML5 icon?

No, there won’t be a Valid HTML icon any time soon and likely not ever.

The reason is basically that “This is valid” icons/badges promote the idea
that there’s significant value in making public claims of pass/fail
document-conformance requirements in standards.

But the HTML5 checker is by design not intended to encourage anybody to use
it as a means to make public assertions of simple pass/fail conformance of
any documents to any particular specifications; it’s intended solely as a
checker — for people to use to catch unintended mistakes in documents and
fix them — not as a pass/fail certification mechanism.

There won’t be any proper Valid HTML5 icon forthcoming, so if you’d like to
use one in your content, you’ll probably need to create one on your own.



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On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 19:30, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> I have been taking great care to make sure my pages validate for HTML5 and
> CSS3. I have been going back through some sites that I created years ago
> (not online, offline on my hard drive) and found that I had put the valid
> HTML 4.01 icon and the valid CSS icon on one of them. This made me think I
> should consider updating the HTML icon to HTML 5 and using it on all of my
> sites. However, there is no HTML 5 icon, nor is there a plain HTML icon to
> be found. I used the plain CSS icon because there was no CSS3 icon at the
> time (I think CSS2 was the current then and CSS3 was still in development).
> There still isn't a CSS3 icon, but the CSS icon with no number suffices. A
> HTML icon with no number would suffice for HTML5 if there was one. Does the
> W3C have plans to create new validation icons in the near future? Or at all?
> Wayne Campbell
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