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Re: The underscore character in CSS indentifier

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 01:22:58 +0100
To: Samuel Lau <scylau77@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <3e3f8f8a.86806961@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Samuel Lau wrote:
>It was my understanding that the '_' character was to
>be accepted in CSS names and identifiers by the CSS
>Validator as being legal.

Yes, this is a known issue. Thanks for the report.

>I've tested this on many browsers (IE 5.5, 6.0;
>Netscape 4.7x/8, 6/7, Mozilla 1.x, and all those new
>Mac browsers - Safari, Chimera, Konquerer etc) and
>it's never been a problem. 

At least one Internet Explorer version (Windows or Mac) does not
accept underscores in identifiers when in `strict` parsing mode.

>I searched the archives, and it was mentioned in May
>2002 with a note saying it should be fixed in a
>week... any news?

Obviously not.
Received on Monday, 20 January 2003 19:22:41 UTC

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