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bug: font-weight: lighter not accepted, yet documented!

From: Vassilii Khachaturov <vassilii@tarunz.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 16:54:51 -0500
Message-ID: <005701c16a32$5473aa60$871c7080@PC3678>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
If you go to
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://www.tarunz.org/~vass
ilii/Hobbit/z.html

(this link won't stay forever; if it doesn't work, omit the
trailing "z.html"), the CSS validator produces the following
results:

Errors
URI : http://www.tarunz.org/~vassilii/Hobbit/Hobbit.css
  a.. Line: 2
  Invalid number : font-weightlighter is not a font-weight value : lighter

Valid CSS informations

1) First of all, there is a minor problem with the output here - no
separation
between the anchored "font-weight" and "lighter".

2) If, however, the link anchored to the property is followed towards
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#propdef-font-weight

one clearly reads there:

The 'font-weight' property specifies the weight of the font. Values have the
following meanings:

  100 to 900
  These values form an ordered sequence, where each number indicates a
weight that is at least as dark as its predecessor.
  normal
  Same as '400'.
  bold
  Same as '700'.
  bolder
  Specifies the next weight that is assigned to a font that is darker than
the inherited one. If there is no such weight, it simply results in the next
darker numerical value (and the font remains unchanged), unless the
inherited value was '900', in which case the resulting weight is also '900'.
  lighter
  Specifies the next weight that is assigned to a font that is lighter than
the inherited one. If there is no such weight, it simply results in the next
lighter numerical value (and the font remains unchanged), unless the
inherited value was '100', in which case the resulting weight is also '100'.
I.e., lighter *is* an acceptable value.

Keep up the good work,

    Vassilii Khachaturov

http://www.tarunz.org/~vassilii
Received on Saturday, 10 November 2001 16:54:56 UTC

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