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RE: RE: Comment/question about HTML validator response...

From: Burtin Hart <beh@atac.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:10:23 -0700
Message-ID: <003701c5ba18$5c384460$a755b240@atac.com>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>, "'Ian B. Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>
Hello:

I used both the CSS and HTML validators recently, and I have a question
about the wording and meaning of an apparently "boilerplate" statement that
the CSS validator issues. My CSSs tested without errors or warnings, but I
am wondering about the statement that the CSS validator displayed every
time:

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.

I also tested my HTML and got no errors or warnings (image attached). Can
you please clarify what the CSS statement means?

Thank you.

Burtin Hart
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian B. Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org] 
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:58 AM
To: Burtin Hart
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: RE: Comment/question about HTML validator response...


On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 09:33 -0700, Burtin Hart wrote:
> Hello, Ian.
> 
> I have attached a screen shot of what I see when I test the HTML. 
> According to the validator, it is valid. The statement I am asking 
> about does not come from the HTML validator, it comes from the CSS 
> validator.
> 
> When I test the CSS, I get no errors or warnings. I just want to know 
> what the CSS validator means by:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> If there are no errors or warnings in the CSS, and the HTML validates 
> without errors or warnings, why is the CSS validator commenting on the 
> already-validated HTML?

I suspect that the answer is that it's a reminder. But I agree that if it's
a reminder in that particular context, it's confusing.

If you don't mind, would you send your question to the CSS validator mailing
list? www-validator-css@w3.org

Thank you,

 -Ian

> Thanks.
> 
> Burtin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian B. Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:58 AM
> To: Burtin Hart
> Cc: site-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Re: RE: Comment/question about HTML validator response...
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 15:49 +0000, Burtin Hart wrote:
> > Hello:
> > 
> > I am asking this question again, as I have not yet received a 
> > response
> > to it.
> 
> Hi Burtin,
> 
> My guess would be that your document is invalid. What does the HTML 
> validator say exactly?
> 
>  _ Ian
> 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Burtin Hart
> >  -----Original Message----- 
> > From:   Burtin Hart [mailto:beh@atac.com]  
> > Sent:   Thursday, September 08, 2005 4:15 PM 
> > To:     'site-comments@w3.org' 
> > Subject:        Comment/question about HTML validator response...
> > 
> > Hello:
> > 
> > I used both the CSS and HTML validators today, and I have a question
> > about the wording and meaning of an apparently "boilerplate" statement 
> > that the CSS validator issues. My CSSs tested without errors or 
> > warnings, but I am wondering about the statement that was displayed 
> > every time:
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > I also tested my HTML and got no errors or warnings. Can you please
> > clarify what the statement means?
> > 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Burtin Hart
> > 
-- 
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447



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