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Re: CSS3 suggestion

From: Sue Sims <sue@css.nu>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 06:15:34 GMT
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <373772a1.4596611@mailhost.worldnet.att.net>
On Mon, 10 May 1999 05:18:28 +0200 (MET DST), you wrote:
>> /*  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

This was just a suggestion, which is why I wrote:
Something like (as the first entry in an external CSS file...
^^^^^^^^ ^^^
>And CSS has no version numbers, only levels. THis not only
>a pseudo-semantic difference... See CSS2 spec for more details.

But the only information a lint would expect from the CSS author is
which level of CSS to check against, surely?

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

The suggestion has nothing to do with browsers (which is why it was
enclosed in a CSS comment); it is only meant to provide information to a
CSS lint about the level of CSS which the author wishes to check.

In much the same way that UA 'suggestions' are found in both CSS
recommendations, I was hopeful that a similar suggestion could be made
to benefit authors who wish to  lint/check (okay, 'validate' if you
must) their CSS. There is ample confusion extant in the CSS authoring
community *without*  obfuscating error messages. We should not become
inured to rendering via UA error recovery.

Sue Sims
Received on Monday, 10 May 1999 02:19:21 UTC

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