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Re: Patch for CSS Validator bug #761

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 21:10:10 +0900
Message-Id: <29C9DEE9-F9A9-46FD-A19E-E1EBF082C65B@w3.org>
Cc: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
To: Peter Zhelezniakov <Peter.Zhelezniakov@Sun.COM>

Hi Peter,

On Dec 13, 2006, at 22:07 , Peter Zhelezniakov wrote:
> olivier Thereaux wrote:
>> I noticed that it would be better that the parser should not pass the
>> style content within the comments to the CSS parser, so I later  
>> modified
>> your code to do that, see:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-cvs/2006Dec/ 
>> 0042.html
>
> Are you sure we want to do that? Validator is not meant to be a
> compliant XML agent, and may choose to parse style even inside  
> comments.
> If it does, it may find and report more problems, thereby  
> increasing its
> utility. That's like a compiler that does not stop after encountering
> the first error but tries to recover and find more.

If we want to use that metaphor, it would be like a compiler  
reporting errors in part of the code that has been commented out,  
albeit in a style of comment that is not recommended.

I think it makes sense in this perspective to have the css validator  
follow the rule that XHTML user agents are required to remove  
comments from XHTML documents before  further processing.

-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 14 December 2006 12:10:25 GMT

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