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Token question

From: Eric Meyer <emeyer@theopalgroup.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 16:50:31 -0500
Message-Id: <v04220801b6c5c50377da@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
    In response to a question e-mailed to me, I've found I need to 
know exactly what constitute tokens in CSS.  Not being a programmer, 
the specification doesn't make it easy to find out so I figured 
somebody here could tell me.
    Basically, the question was: "I wrote 'h1 {color: /* tan */ 
#FFCC66;}' and it was ignored by my browser.  Why?"  So I went and 
looked up comments, and discovered that they may "appear anywhere 
between other tokens" (CSS2:4.1.1).  So should the browser have 
ignored what the user wrote?  Is a declaration the smallest token, or 
are property and value separate tokens?  Inquiring minds want to 

Eric Meyer
Internet Applications Manager          e-mail: emeyer@theopalgroup.com
The OPAL Group / Technical Services     voice: (216) 986-0710 ext. 21
  http://www.theopalgroup.com/             fax: (216) 986-0714
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