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RE: New release of CSS Validator

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:45:32 -0000
Message-ID: <C8FFD98530207F40BD8D2CAD608B50B4D16D0C@mtldsvr01.DotMobi.local>
To: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "public-mobileok-checker" <public-mobileok-checker@w3.org>

Thanks, it is certainly useful to know that your next version may not
feature CSS1 support and I think we'd very much appreciate a heads up
from you, though I don't know that there is much we can do to change our
dependency on CSS 1. 

Thanks

> -----Original Message-----
> From: olivier Thereaux [mailto:ot@w3.org]
> Sent: 13 March 2008 15:08
> To: Jo Rabin
> Cc: Dominique Hazael-Massieux; public-mobileok-checker
> Subject: Re: New release of CSS Validator
> 
> Hello,
> 
> 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...
> 
> Thanks,
> olivier
> 
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