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Re: Errors? Reported

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 02:50:49 +0200
To: Zachariah <zachariah@pearpie.com>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <nrqfqts7tmkufdccv18tio1v2jebvllaj6@4ax.com>
* Zachariah wrote:
>I am getting errors on the microsoft proprietary properties to change the 
>color of the scroll bars in microsoft's browser.  I feel that they should 
>be reported as "Warnings" instead of "Errors" because of what is says in 
>the CSS2 specification (see below).

No, The CSS Profile you are validating against doesn't specify those
properties, thus the style sheet is invalid. Warnings don't make
anything invalid, only errors do.

>But please correct me if I am wrong (or let me know if you know of this 
>being discussed at all), but as I understand it, using properties which are 
>unknown to CSS2 does not make the CSS style sheet invalid (which was done 
>for forward compatibility), and therefore reporting unknown properties as 
>errors is misleading.

Please read CSS Level 2, section 3.1, the definition of "Valid style
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