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Re: CSS validator bug - box model hack

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 15:13:33 +0100
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: CSS validator list <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Message-ID: <40289e46.253933276@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* olivier Thereaux wrote:
>There seems to be a recent outcry on the Web about a new bug in the CSS 
>validator that would cause stylesheets using the now infamous "Box 
>Model Hack", used widely to avoid unpleasant results with 
>non-conforming user agents.

Well, as far as I can tell, this is not a new bug.

>There is, indeed, a (minor yet unpleasant) bug, causing the CSS 
>validator to inconsistently return errors (and thus invalidate 
>stylesheets) while it should return a simple warning. This bug has 
>been, apparently, present in the production version of the CSS 
>validator since at least the August 2003 release.

Its been documented on <http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/BUGS.html>
since mid 2002 and it's already known since at least mid 2001, see   
Tantek even links the beforementioned document and my summary report
on <http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html> since mid 2003.
Received on Friday, 6 February 2004 09:13:43 UTC

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