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Re: error tolerance within amaya

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 17:28:54 +0200
Message-Id: <199909091528.RAA00111@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: Hugh Sasse <hgs@dmu.ac.uk>
cc: Amaya Mailing List <www-amaya@w3.org>
In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 08 Sep 1999 14:35:43 +0100."
             <Pine.GSU.4.10.9909081345020.18051-100000@helios.dmu.ac.uk> 
> On Wed, 8 Sep 1999, John Russell wrote:

> According to what I can make of the HTML 4.0 spec, there is no default
> colour for backgrounds in HTML, and CSS2 seems to say that where no colour
> is defined then the result is undefined. It does not say it will default
> to black, although it does say it will depend on the agent.
> 
> Since Amaya seems to be an editor first and browser second, I think that
> it should not default to black without saying why.  Maybe it should ask
> the user what colour to use, with some predefined choices?  People may

That's just a bug in the CSS implementation. Amaya uses the returned color
even if the CSS parser detected an error.

  Irene.
Received on Thursday, 9 September 1999 11:28:57 UTC

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