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Re: CSS Problem.

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:27:00 +0200 (EET)
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
cc: A.Panesar-04@student.lboro.ac.uk
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0602211722150.2645@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, David Dorward wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 12:32:49PM +0000, A.Panesar-04@student.lboro.ac.uk wrote:
>> I am having problems validating my XHTML document to CSS. I get the
>> following error: Please, validate your XML document first!
>> The document is a XHTML document and is valid to XHTML already.
> The Markup Validator is designed to deal with SGML, it has some
> limitations when it comes to XML

I think the practical problem is that the W3C's CSS checker (misleadingly 
called "CSS validator") performs, as a side job, some XML markup 
validation that works, in some details, better than W3C's markup 
validator. It's certainly somewhat surprising to see a W3C service first 
report a document as valid, then another W3C service you to validate your 
document first. What is an author supposed to do?

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:27:14 UTC

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