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Re: [CSS] Rules for parsing and compatibility

From: Stanimir Stamenkov <stanio@myrealbox.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 02:41:27 +0200
Message-ID: <3FF21B37.1090202@myrealbox.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> One issue I distinctly recall is that a definition of what it means to 
> "support" a property was pretty slippery... should the block be dropped 
> if a single property in it can't be parsed?  Or if it can't be applied? 
>  What does "applied" mean?  And so forth.

So, I've thought that's what I'm pushing here - things like these 
you recall but like it seems nobody have clarified before. I think 
everybody (or at least enough people) agree there's need of means of 
invalidating whole declaration blocks. I didn't get your opinion on 
that, BTW.

There is already specification how single declaration or rule set 
becomes invalid and is ignored (uknown property, ilegal value, 
malformed declaration, invalid selector [1]). Now we just need a new 
construct (an @-rule most probably, because, like Mikko Rantalainen 
have pointed, couple of rule sets could be invalidated in a such 
single block) where if such invalid declaration/selector is met the 
whole construct to be invalidated.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#parsing-errors

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