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p cannot occur within an inline element

From: <kastor@europe.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 05:49:11 +0800
Message-ID: <20010821214912.17243.qmail@mail.com>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
I have posted this to ciwas but got no answer. I hope you can clarify this for me. Thank you in advance.

I have a page where I use the P element inside TD. This page validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict. In my CSS I have something like:
td.class p, td.class ul {
/* various declarations */
}
Now, the CSS validator issues a warning here: "p (or ul) cannot occur within an inline element".

My understanding of the specifications is that TD is a _block-level_ element which _may_ contain other block-level elements, including P. 
Therefor, I don't understand why I get this warning (it's not an error, it's a warning). Is this a bug in the validator (trigerred by the class on the td) or is there something that escapes me?

Kastor
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