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

From: Jesse McCarthy <w3c@jessemccarthy.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 04:31:44 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20060223123144.47824.qmail@web33015.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: 'CSS validator list' <www-validator-css@w3.org>

I think that applying CSS in ways that foster accessibility is
worthwhile, and that tools that assist developers in doing so are also
worthwhile, but I agree with Peter that the CSS validator is not an
appropriate venue for an accessibility review.

I probably never would think that the CSS validator should be
addressing accessibility -- as Peter suggested, it seems more
appropriate to have a separate tool do that -- but it really seems
misguided to me that any effort would be put into that kind of
development now while there are serious accuracy / reliability problems
with actual validation nagging the software, like serious
conformance-related bugs that take months to be addressed after being
reported (e.g. http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=2272 ).

Like Peter I also care about the quality of my code and worry about the
impression misleading validation results will have on clients and
others.  Falsely reported errors like those caused by the bug are much
worse yet than questionable warnings.

I realize that this issue relates to functionality that is already
incorporated into the validator and is triggering a warning -- I'm just
suggesting that it would be worthwhile for future effort on the
development of the validator to concentrate on improving the quality of
actual validation.

Jesse McCarthy
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2006 13:05:48 UTC

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