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[css3-mediaqueries] @media and @import

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:15:36 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ulukkazr64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

I found a small issue with error handling in both Firefox (3.2a1pre) and  
Opera (10ish) that can probably be ascribed to the Media Queries  
specification. It seems both "violate" the core syntax error recovery  
rules when parsing media queries after an @media block. That is,

   @media test;,all { body { background:lime } }

gives a light green background rather than nothing at all. (Note the  

It seems wise not to violate the core syntax error recovery rules, which  
begs the question whether it's ok that the parsing rules for @media and  
media="" are slightly different and which specification should ensure that  
rules are followed. As in theory media queries is independent of the  
various implementations of it (e.g. in CSS and HTML).

So I think it makes the most sense that this is articulated in the  
definition of @media and @import in CSS Level 3, but if people feel this  
really should be addressed by the Media Queries specification I'm open for  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 14:16:17 UTC

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