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Re: [css21] @import parsing

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 18:01:33 +0100
Message-ID: <18825.51693.844227.255913@opera.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Anne van Kesteren:

 > One of the tests Microsoft has is testing this:
 >    1am { so:awesome }
 >    @import "me";
 > It expects "me" to be loaded.
 > CSS 2.1 4.1.5 says: "CSS 2.1 user agents must ignore any '@import' rule  
 > that occurs inside a block or after any valid statement other than an  
 > @charset or an @import rule."
 > "1am { so:awesome }" is a valid statement per the CSS core syntax.  
 > However, it is also not valid CSS 2.1. The text should be clarified in  
 > some way since implementors ended up doing different things.

I'd argue that we should not import in this case. If we do import,
extensions in the syntax may change the behavior of imports; in this
case, the import will stop working once "1am { so:awesome }" becomes
legal CSS syntax.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:02:16 UTC

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