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Ambiguous message..........

From: tony thomas <tony@adsensus.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:27:06 +0100
Message-ID: <00a101c5db0a$e3a367a0$7e0ba8c0@laptopsam>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Having uploaded my CSS in a file and asked for a check with

report: normal
profile: CSS version 2
medium: all

I receive the following ( the quotes are simply to delineate what I see)

"
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.

Valid CSS information
  a.. body { 
    a.. margin : 0; 
    b.. padding : 0; 
    c.. font-family : "franklin gothic book", arial, sans-serif; 
    d.. font-size : 12px; 
    e.. background-color : white; 
    f.. color : black; 
  } 
  b.. #basicpage { 
    a.. position : absolute; 
    b.. top : 0; 
    c.. left : 0; 
    d.. width : 100%; 
    e.. height : 100%; 
    f.. background-color : white; 
    g.. color : black; 
  } 
  c.. #header1 { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. width : 100%; 
    c.. height : 72px; 
    d.. margin : 0; 
    e.. padding : 0; 
    f.. font-size : 16px; 
    g.. background-color : white; 
    h.. color : black; 
  } 
  d.. #smallogo { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. width : 196px; 
    c.. height : 72px; 
    d.. margin : 0; 
    e.. padding : 0; 
  } 
  e.. #navlist1 ul { 
    a.. position : absolute; 
    b.. top : 1.5em; 
    c.. right : 0; 
    d.. margin : 0 0 0 240px; 
    e.. padding : 0 10px; 
    f.. list-style-type : none; 
  } 
  f.. #navlist1 ul li { 
    a.. display : inline; 
  } 
  g.. #navlist1 ul li a { 
    a.. text-decoration : none; 
    b.. margin : 0 10px; 
    c.. padding : 0 1em; 
    d.. color : white; 
    e.. font-weight : bold; 
    f.. background-color : #cc9933; 
  } 
  h.. #navlist1 ul li a:hover { 
    a.. color : white; 
    b.. background-color : #336699; 
  } 
  i.. #header2 { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. width : 100%; 
    c.. height : 30px; 
    d.. font-size : 16px; 
    e.. color : white; 
    f.. background-color : #cc9933; 
  } 
  j.. #navlist2 ul { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. top : 5px; 
    c.. left : 0; 
    d.. margin : 0; 
    e.. padding : 0 10px; 
    f.. list-style-type : none; 
    g.. text-align : center; 
  } 
  k.. #navlist2 ul li { 
    a.. display : inline; 
  } 
  l.. #navlist2 ul li a { 
    a.. text-decoration : none; 
    b.. margin : 0 10px; 
    c.. padding : 0 1em; 
    d.. color : white; 
    e.. font-weight : bold; 
    f.. background-color : #cc9933; 
  } 
  m.. #navlist2 ul li a:hover { 
    a.. color : white; 
    b.. background-color : #336699; 
  } 
  n.. #mainarea { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. top : 0; 
    c.. left : 0; 
    d.. overflow : auto; 
    e.. width : 100%; 
    f.. height : 312px; 
  } 
  o.. #biglogo { 
    a.. position : relative; 
    b.. width : 363px; 
    c.. height : 186px; 
    d.. margin : 0; 
    e.. top : 100px; 
    f.. left : 250px; 
    g.. padding : 0; 
    h.. text-align : center; 
  } 
  p.. #footer { 
    a.. position : absolute; 
    b.. bottom : 0; 
    c.. left : 0; 
    d.. width : 100%; 
    e.. height : 20px; 
    f.. color : black; 
    g.. background-color : #cc9933; 
    h.. text-align : center; 
  } 
"
Do I assume that this means the stylesheet has passed validation?  I ask because this seems a rather guarded message - politic almost!

This is of interest because

(1) I would like to be sure that the style sheet is valid

(2) on completion of the vaildation I understand I should be offered the opportunity to download the CSS logo but this offer does not appear.  For my HTML successful validation is clearly stated (green bar etc) and the offer of the logo is made.  Thus I am a little suspicious about the success of the outcome of the CSS check.

best wishes

Tony Thomas

PS I have tried direct entry of a CSS snippet but the results seems to be the same.
Received on Friday, 28 October 2005 05:38:27 GMT

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