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Re: CSS3 suggestion

From: Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edfgdf.fr>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 05:18:28 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199905100318.FAA12170@cli51ak.der.edf.fr>
To: sue@css.nu (Sue Sims)
Cc: www-style@w3.org
> 
> The suggestion:
> 
> Consider  allowing specification of the level of CSS *in* the external
> CSS file, so that CSS lints could operate in much the same manner as
> HTML validators which use the <!DOCTYPE...> to determine the HTML level
> against which to validate. That would remove the onus of deciphering
> error messages from the document author. Something like (as the first
> entry in an external CSS file):
> 
> /*  url (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1)  */
> 
> Then, it would just be a matter of convincing the lint authors to
> recognize the reference, and structure their errors/warnings
> accordingly. 
> 
> There might also be an author who wished to be made aware of *all*
> potential errors/warnings, so...
> 
> /*  url (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1), http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/,
> http://www.w3.org/PR/REC-CSS17/  */


Hmmm. Written like that, this is version identifyer, not a level
identifyer. And CSS has no version numbers, only levels. THis not only
a pseudo-semantic difference... See CSS2 spec for more details.

Whatever, you'll do, this is too late for existin CSS level 1 browsers.

</Daniel>
Received on Sunday, 9 May 1999 23:18:39 GMT

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