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Re: [CssValidator] Questions

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 21:06:53 +0800
Message-ID: <46EBD8ED.5070206@w3.org>
To: Julien <css.julien@gmail.com>
CC: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>, Public Quality Assurance archives <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Julien wrote:

> Doit-on sélectionner "No special profile" par défaut ?
> A ce propos, il me semble que nous avions parlé de changer cette phrase, ce
> qui impliquerai une éventuelle traduction supplémentaire...
> A vous de voir...

Probably better to answer in English, as the answer is going to the 
public mailing list :-)

The CSS working group had a meeting a few days ago and just published 
its conclusions[1]. The group thinks the validator should look like this:

1) It should warn about features that are valid CSS but not part of the 
chosen profile, but it should not give an error. (This is in fact a 
normal situation: style sheets include more than just properties from 
one profile, because most implementations support more than the profile 
and because the same style sheet can be used for several media.)

2) The default mode of the validator should be to apply no profile, 
i.e., all stable features of CSS may occur in the style sheet without 
generating warnings. Users may of course ask for a specific profile 
explicitly.

3) There should not be a profile for the old CSS level 2 specification. 
The features of the old spec that are not yet corrected by the revised 
spec (CSS 2.1) or by one of the CSS modules are still valid, but no 
longer in level 2. (Because of the lack of implementations for most of 
those features, they can best be viewed as level 3 features with CR status.)

4) There should also not be a profile for CSS level 1. There doesn't 
seem to be any environment anymore where only level 1 is used.

[1] http://www.w3.org/mid/46E8EBAA.6020407@inkedblade.net



Bert
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