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Re: missing background-color

From: John V. Harris <johnvharris@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 14:14:59 -0800
Message-ID: <001701c5e7d6$86277e80$022baf45@JohnV>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
I am thinking it is probably time to create some kind of Version string that I can place in my CSS block indicating which version of the standard it was validated against.

I have determined that ALL of the warnings I am getting can be suppressed by including "background-color: inherit" into the rule for each selector where I haven't otherwise specified a background-color.  I actually have a problem doing that, because the common browsers don't seem to have adopted CSS2, and the keyword "inherit" was not a part of CSS1.  Therefore, the inclusion of that keyword would be done ONLY to satisfy your validator, and I am not willing to rewrite a bunch of pages everytime you change things.

If we could include a version string, then your validator would be a bit more useful.  As it is NOW, it is like the "boy who cried wolf"...it is difficult to see REAL warnings amidst all the garbage.

FURTHERMORE, any warning about not including a background-color when I specify a color seems to indicate a tendency to remove "Cascading" from "Cascading Style Sheets".  Can we expect to eventually see "Warning: you specified a font-weight without specifying a font-family, color, or font-size"????

JohnV
Head Honcho
The Zone Gazette
Received on Saturday, 12 November 2005 22:19:19 GMT

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