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

From: Cyber Dog <cyberdog3k@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 02:00:58 -0500
Message-ID: <cbb8f04c0602222300l1d32623ah2ef70139ca7197a4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Peter Normann" <peter@normann.com>
Cc: "CSS validator list" <www-validator-css@w3.org>

On 2/23/06, Peter Normann <peter@normann.com> wrote:
>
> I would agree that the wording needs to be considered. While most learned
> developers, members of this mailing list and your truly are aware that the
> warning can safely be disregarded, I will think twice before advertising CSS
> conformance to the rest of the world, clients or prospective clients.
>
> I care about code quality and I care about conformance to any relevant
> standard (or in this case recommandation) where as most people do not.
>
> I would like to signal that I actually make an effort doing what I do, but I
> am unsure how the net effect will be at the other end if the validation
> report is plastered with warnings.
>
> "Jeez, there's a bunch of warnings. Doesn't this guy ever check his work?
> Maybe we'll call somebody else next time."
>
> Also, if warnings are too generously generated you risk having warnings be
> disregarded in general over time at the expense of the few interesting ones.
>
> When I validate my CSS I am not particularly interested in a design review.
> I am interested in learning whether a somewhat compliant browser would have
> any idea what I am trying to accomplish.
>

Very well said.  For what it's worth, I agree fully.
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2006 07:01:04 GMT

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