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Re: missing background-color

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 12:56:04 +0100
Message-ID: <437729D4.5030802@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
CC: "John V. Harris" <johnvharris@mindspring.com>, www-validator-css@w3.org



Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

[snip]

> Are you aiming at getting a warning-free report as a _goal_ in itself?
> Then use an empty style sheet.

It's not quite as simple as that --

	W3C CSS Validator Results for http://www.rhul.ac.uk/resources/examples/empty.css
	No error or warning found

	To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document parse tree.
	This means you should use valid HTML.
	No style sheet found

All of the last three lines are apparently intended to
cast fear into the hearts of the foolish, so even
an empty style sheet can still cause the validator
to issue "diagnostics" which suggest (to the
uninitiated) that "all is not as it should be" ...

Philip Taylor
Received on Sunday, 13 November 2005 11:56:39 GMT

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