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A suggestion to improve the validator

From: magick <jasper.magick@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 20:42:55 -0500
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-id: <43DD6F1F.60004@gmail.com>
Right now, when you have an inline style warning, it says something like 
"#autoXML241061241061" and since the line number it gives is often wrong 
(warnings isn't eve on the line 95% of the time) I have a better idea.


Instead of just saying what the warning is followed with some random id, 
how about doing something like what's done on the HTML validator.  In 
other words, have it show in a small text area the exact warnings.
Example:  "There is a warning with font-family, you have this code: 
_font-family : serif;_  but you should add a font to go along with the 
generic family"

Or something like that.


What do you think, could something like this be added?


One more thing, your warnings need to be worked on, this is a warning I 
recieved:

"font-family: You are encouraged to offer a generic family as a last 
alternative : #autoXML241155241155"

HOWEVER, I did have a generic family.  In the one and only location 
where I had "font-family" on the whole page, I had this:
font-family : serif;
Which is obviously a generic family!

Instead the warning should have been something like "generic family 
detected but with no font names to go with it" or something like that.
Received on Monday, 30 January 2006 01:45:08 GMT

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