W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-validator-css@w3.org > August 2004

Two CSS Validator Suggestions

From: Texas Crazy <howdy@texascrazy.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 12:41:04 -0500
Message-ID: <003201c48481$5fc79720$210110ac@Dell>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>


I appreciate having the online CSS validator (
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ ) to check my style sheets.

When I ran the validator a "warning came up with a message that is confusing
and may be taken in two opposing ways:

a.. Line : 0 font-family: You are encouraged to offer a generic family as a
last alternative

Does this message mean "always ADD a font-family to every text related
option"?  Also in US English we sometimes say "that's the last thing I would
do", which is really a way to say I would never do it, even if there were
only three options.  So I would change the warning readout to avoid the

Secondly and more importantly, since I am now a bit confused by the warning
readout, I would suggest a related "details" hyperlink be placed inline in
the warning section by each error message that explains in more detail and
gives a sample (side-by-side if possible) of the right and wrong way to code
this issue.  Yes, I can go back to the larger body of CSS documentation
listed on W3 to figure out font-family guidelines and search around to find
the answer, but why when a hyperlink can do the searching for me?

Thanks for all your great work!


Bill Ellmore
Texas Crazy
We help you celebrate Texas!
Received on Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:47:38 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:40:40 UTC