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Re: New release of CSS Validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:08:11 -0400
Cc: "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>, "public-mobileok-checker" <public-mobileok-checker@w3.org>
Message-Id: <923C6703-239D-409F-9058-15184E11DBAA@w3.org>
To: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>


On Mar 13, 2008, at 10:41 , Jo Rabin wrote:
> We don't discuss in mobileOK how to determine the character encoding  
> of a CSS file.

If I'm not mistaken, the point of determining the character encoding  
is not a test per se, but it's a necessary precondition to reliably  
check the style sheet…

I wanted to thank dom for catching the announcement about the new  
validator. the dependency of the mobileOK checker on the CSS validator  
had drifted off my radar: would you rather get heads-up when we're  
about to release next versions?

Speaking of heads up. The MobileOK basic says:
A resource is considered a valid CSS resource if it conforms to the  
grammar defined in [CSS]
]] --  http://www.w3.org/TR/mobileOK-basic10-tests/#validity

with [CSS] linking to CSS 1.

This is problematic for a number of reasons:

* CSS1 is being deprecated by the CSS working group as we speak

* The CSS WG has done some great job recently, and is about to release  
a new version of their CSS snapshot document, defining CSS (as the CSS  
2.1 grammars and the concatenation of properties/values from a number  
of specifications).

* The CSS validator, in its upcoming release, will follow that  
definition of CSS, by default. It will still be possible to validate  
against a specific profile, although the CSS1 profile is at risk, for  
reasons stated above.

I think this has a serious impact on MobileOK and its dependencies,  
thought you might want to know about it…


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