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Re: @import and base href problem ?

From: Kravvitz <Kravvitz@DynamicSiteSolutions.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 23:01:12 -0400
Message-ID: <430E85F8.9060402@DynamicSiteSolutions.com>
To: "Sergey E. Koposov" <math@sai.msu.ru>, www-validator-css@w3.org

Firefox and other browsers look for the <base> element. The CSS 
Validator apparently does not.

Why don't you just specify the full URL, 
"http://lnfm1.sai.msu.ru/~math/scripts/head.css"?

-- Kravvitz

Sergey E. Koposov wrote:
> Hello, 
> 
> I just find a strange behaviour of the validator when using the @import 
> directive. 
> 
> The <head> of the document contains (among other things):
> 
> <head>
> <base href="http://lnfm1.sai.msu.ru/~math/">
> <style type="text/css">
> @import "scripts/head.css";
> body {
>     	font-family: "Comic Sans MS",serif;
> 	background-image: url("images/background1.jpg");
> }
> div.photo_list 
> {
> 	font-size: 150%;
> }
> </style>
> </head>
> 
> My document is <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
> Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> and is
> successfully validated by the W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional validator.
> 
> But the CSS validator shows me the error:
> File not found http://lnfm1.sai.msu.ru/~math/photos/scripts/head.css: 
> Not Found
> 
> So it searches the css file without using the base_href.
> 
> I found the thread in the mail list archives about the same thing: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2004Feb/0079
> And the reply to that message says that the error will be corrected soon. 
> 
> But it seems to me that it was not corrected and we still see the same error
> of the validator. Am I right ? 
> 
> By the way, using  @import url("scripts/head.css")give the same validation 
> error. Also, at least Firefox certainly load that css file without any 
> problems.
> 
> With Best Regards,
> 	Sergey
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Sergey Koposov
> Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University (Russia)
> Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany) 
> Homepage: http://lnfm1.sai.msu.ru/~math/
> Email: math@sai.msu.ru
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 26 August 2005 02:57:21 GMT

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