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Re: CSS Validation warning: You have no background-color with your color;

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 06:00:44 +0100
Message-Id: <8A7EE0FC-0F3D-4E5E-BB9D-1014AD420FAA@w3.org>
Cc: Peter Normann <peter@normann.com>, CSS validator list <www-validator-css@w3.org>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

On 21 Feb 2006, at 21:07, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Anyway, the FAQ entry
> http://www.websitedev.de/css/validator-faq#color
> explains the issue, though rather compactly:
> "If you don't specify color and  background-color at the same level  
> of specifity, your style sheet might clash with user style sheets."
> Besides, it's not the whole truth.

The FAQ could probably be updated to
- mention in more details the fact that the warning is not one of  
conformance to CSS, but one of accessibility.
- stress the fact that it is a suggestion, not an error (somebody  
today told me that it would make fewer people ill at ease if the  
wording was less harsh)
- mention that the problem could be caused by cascading, maybe give a  
short example

Bjoern, do you like this idea? Anyone interested in drafting a  
wording for the extended section?

Received on Thursday, 23 February 2006 05:01:25 UTC

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