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Re: missing background-color

From: John V. Harris <johnvharris@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:41:50 -0800
Message-ID: <001d01c5e89b$0e5789c0$022baf45@JohnV>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Sorry, but there is no option to turn off just ONE type of warning.  You have to turn them ALL off.  I am interested in warnings that make SENSE to me.  Ignoring this warning is difficult, since there are maybe 50 copies of the same thing, possibly interspersed with one or two warnings I want to correct.

As a C++ programmer, I don't get a warning for each method of the base class that I didn't override in the derived class.  I can override whichever ones I choose to override.  Same with CSS.  If I WANT the parent's background-color, I should NOT have to specify a background-color.

A WARNING indicates to me that something COULD be done better.  I disagree that this warning is doing me any such service.  For this type of warning, the validator might be doing a BETTER job if it collected a count and said something like "you specified a color without a background color 875 times...we don't RECOMMEND doing this.  Click here to see a list of the lines this warning refers to."

JohnV
Head Honcho
The Zone Gazette
Received on Sunday, 13 November 2005 21:46:22 GMT

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