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    Validator

    After a row with an ex-friend he moved his site away from me.

    Someone-else has now done it and all the pages have the W3C XHTML logo at the bottom. But if you do a check, then most pages are not passed and have 10 errors. So this new designer is claiming that he has a perfect site - but I know that he has made an arse of things. What can I do? I believe that he is technicaly breaking the law by saying that the site is a pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMaster View Post
    I believe that he is technicaly breaking the law by saying that the site is a pass.
    No he isn't. Doesn't mean the site should have the logo if it doesn't pass but there isn't any law about it.
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    That's a shame!!!

    So he can claim the site passes even though it doesn't - but that come under things like miss-representation doesn't it?

    Can I do anything or report it to anyone for making a blatent lie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMaster View Post
    Can I do anything or report it to anyone for making a blatent lie?
    Report him to Spookster. I'm sure he will find a way to take care of him, even if he isn't on this forum.

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    Call The Internet Police!~ We've Got Ourselves A Real E-goon!~

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    Assuming you're serious (and I'm not judged the goon myself!) - how do I report it???

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    You don't. Browsers barely support these things, there are no oversight groups who check if there are people claim to be valid but aren't. What makes them look like an idiot is that link which goes to the validator and contradicts their claim. Of course, its pretty easy to get an error or two without realizing it from time to time.

    If you are just mad at this person, validation is not the source of retribution.

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    *cough hack it *cough
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    Do you know who cares about validator badges, other than big web nerds?

    no one

    Let it go. In my opinion nothing flashes the amateur hour sign quite as bright as one of those ugly orange W3C validator badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMaster View Post
    After a row with an ex-friend he moved his site away from me.

    Someone-else has now done it and all the pages have the W3C XHTML logo at the bottom. But if you do a check, then most pages are not passed and have 10 errors. So this new designer is claiming that he has a perfect site - but I know that he has made an arse of things. What can I do? I believe that he is technicaly breaking the law by saying that the site is a pass.
    - remove the logo, it slow down the site and how rmedek said nobody cares about it,
    - as oracleguy said, there is no low for that, but if you pay the designer, is your right to ask him to fix it.

    regards

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    I agree with rmedek... Not many visitors pay attention to a site's validation unless they themselves are nerds (like me!).

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    I herd if you paypal me $50 bucks it will make him take down the W3C Logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srule_ View Post
    I herd if you paypal me $50 bucks it will make him take down the W3C Logo.
    I'm sorry but I think your a little confused. Or you may be a liar just trying to steal peoples money.

    But the truth is if you paypal me $35 bucks it will make him take down the W3C Logo and send him to internet jail.
    Not much, but its something.

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    For $25 bucks I'll sign him up for all of the most annoying email lists and spam advertising lists you can imagine.

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    So, are we saying that putting a validated logo on a web site is bad? I thought that the public liked them (UK is where I am based)


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