What I want to draw attention to is where you effectively raise the specter of DxO being false on the web page, which is in completely in line with how you characterize their ratings, etc. There was no call for you to make that remark or even to suggest that and in that, it is you who is being false. Hide, if you like, behind the fact that you listed other options but the fact remains you went out of your way to allege that DxO was being false on their web site when you knew they weren't.
I know nothing of the sort
So now you're denying that you read the web page with the company logos and thus didn't read the part where DxO said that they were only listing some of their customers? Which is it? That you read the entire page and at the time of suggested that DxO were being false in their claims about the "top 10" fully aware that the logos presented weren't fully representative of their customer base or that you made the suggestion that DxO's exclusion of Canon was because you hadn't read what DxO printed on their web page properly?
Is there a community college near you that offers basic reading comprehension and logical reasoning courses? You really might want to consider taking one. Honestly, I'm not trying to be insulting (although I admit it could be taken as such). You really seem to have difficulty grasping the meaning of written statements, not just mine but those of many people on these forums.
To clarify...and read carefully, please. DxO does not include Canon's logo among their 'sample of clients' which include 'all of the top ten DSC manufacturers'. Given Canon's status in the industry (#1 dSLR manufacturer for >10 years, and one of the top 10 compact camera makers), it would be a foolish business decision to not
display Canon's logo if they were able to do so. I assume DxO are not fools, so what are the other possible reasons to exclude Canon's logo? The most likely (and therefore, first-listed) reason is that Canon did not give them permission to display their logo. That's a reasonably common practice - I work for a Fortune 100 company, many small vendors request permission to include our logo on their list of clients, and for the most part we deny those requests. The other possible reason is that DxO is making a misleading statement on their website. Are they 'lying'? It's shades of gray. They state "all of the top ten DSC manufacturers" but don't specify what they mean by 'top ten'. Perhaps they mean 'top ten based on DxOMark Sensor Scores' and maybe Canon is not on that list. Perhaps they mean 'top ten based on sales in France' and maybe Canon is not on that list.
Regardless, my statement which you call out, "I know nothing of the sort," immediately followed and was mainly in reference to your final statement: "...you went out of your way to allege that DxO was being false on their web site when you knew they weren't." As I stated, DxO has a history of 'being false on their website'...they have been guilty of that many times, so it's a reasonable possibility
that it may be the case with this particular issue.
Perhaps you could state your reasoning which supports the idea that DxO is being truthful that their client list includes 'all of the top ten DSC manufacturers' as defined in a relevant way (any relevant way, e.g. global sales, would place Canon on that list), but has chosen not to display the logo of the #1 dSLR maker and BusinessWeek's #35 global brand (link)
among their list of clients. What can you come up with, besides 'Canon didn't permit it' (which I have already suggested as the most likely possibility), DxO is accommodating one or more of the clients more important to them (e.g., they are 'joined at the hip with Nikon', which you have been arguing against), or DxO are makes foolish business decisions?
Actually, I expect your response to be something pithy like 'we can't know' or 'it doesn't matter,' – both of which are copouts to which you've resorted in the past.