[jdev] Jabber Certification Program

Trejkaz Xaoza trejkaz at xaoza.net
Sat Jun 19 01:25:23 CDT 2004

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 08:53, Rachel Blackman wrote:
> If you write it as a hobby, though, do you necessarily need the banner
> on your page?  To put it another way, not every webpage author is going
> to strive for absolute W3C HTML4 compliance, but if you achieve it and
> get it verified by one of those test programs, you can put the button
> up for bragging rights.  As a result, there are web authors out there
> who feel driven to achieve that.  Does it mean that a W3C compliance
> badge or similar associated programs have a negative impact on the rest
> of the world?

This supports my view of the world.

HTML4 is a finalised specification.

XHTML-IM is an experimental specification (not even in draft.)

Having certification for finalised parts of the specification would probably 
be a good idea, and then I think it would be fine to go through some sort of 
logo testing (as long as it didn't cost money, of course...)  but requiring 
people to be certified for a feature which isn't even in draft like XHTML-IM 
would be tantamount to putting bragging stickers on your web site saying your 
site is valid XHTML 2.0 (which is actually in draft though, unlike XHTML-IM.)


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