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Re: undetected inline style error

From: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 12:23:40 -0400
To: "Patrick T. Rourke" <ptrourke@mediaone.net>
CC: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3B07B74C.11269.7C9A03@localhost>
I did post but maybe it went astray -- anyways I have 
carbonned this one there!

On 20 May 2001, at 12:15, Patrick T. Rourke wrote:

> Sure.  Why didn't you post this to the list?
> I think it never occurred to them that anyone would use curly braces in
> inline styles.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
> > the worse part is that they cause Amaya to HANG UP!
> > If they are legit then Amaya has to cure the hang
> > If they are not then Amaya has to cure the hang and place
> > a line in the parse errors view to indicate the problem.
> >
> > And if it is an error tidy and validate crew should be informed
> > so their tools can be corrected...
> >
> > Bugs that crash or hang Amaya should be very high priority
> > and usually an intermediate release comes out if they are there.
> > But it is so close to next release that repair may just
> > get rolled into it.
> >
> > On 19 May 2001, at 19:59, Patrick T. Rourke wrote:
> >
> > > I don't know if it's defined as an error by the CSS and (X)HTML
> > > recommendations (is one allowed curly brackets in attribute values?
> > > certainly square brackets seem to be allowed); I'm sure there must be
> folks
> > > at W3 lurking about who will know.  But the brackets are unnecessary and
> > > not standard practice.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
> > > To: <www-amaya@w3.org>
> > > Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 7:30 PM
> > > Subject: undetected inline style error
> > >
> > >
> > > > Both the validator at w3.org and tidy fail to detect errors
> > > > of the type style="{color:red}"  form.  Amaya hangs up rather
> > > > than treating it as a parse error.   and it was a toughy to track
> down!
> > > >
> > > > Can the three tools be repaired to trap this type of error.
> > > > i am not suggesting making Amaya tolerant but it should
> > > > detect and issue warning rather than hanging.

John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
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