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Re: CSS validator bug - box model hack

From: Sijtsche Smeman <sijtsche@wisdom.nl>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 09:35:47 +0100
Message-ID: <003801c3eee7$f48c7e50$5d00a8c0@sijtsche>
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "CSS validator list" <www-validator-css@w3.org>

Having read all the mails of the people suddenly struggling with this
"property does not exist for this medium- error" bug I thought, let's spend
part of my weekend fixing it. The validator now gives the same message as
before, only with a warning now instead of an error, so a document can still
validate as valid CSS.

This fix is now in CVS for those who want to try and test it immediately.

Regards,
Sijtsche Smeman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
To: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "CSS validator list" <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: CSS validator bug - box model hack


>
> * 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
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2001Jul/0086>
> Tantek even links the beforementioned document and my summary report
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2001Oct/0070>
> on <http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html> since mid 2003.
>
Received on Monday, 9 February 2004 03:34:27 UTC

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