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Re: css validation

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 11:26:11 +0200 (EET)
To: Ron J Roy <royrj@telus.net>
cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0702091116220.15873@mustatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Ron J Roy wrote:

> I don't know what it takes to get css validated,

The words "validated" and "validator" and relatives are misleading in the 
CSS context, but the most reasonable interpretation is that validity is 
conformance to the formal syntax rules specified in a CSS specification or 
draft specification. This is what "W3C CSS Validator" does (when it 

> but why can you not have the same colors in a upper horizontal navbar 
> and a rightside nav bar?

What makes you think you cannot? The URL of a test page and a verbatim 
quotation of the validator's message would help to see this. Are you sure 
you used the W3C CSS Validator?

> Now that I have made these changes, all the validator says is no errors 
> and no warnings.

Then your document probably complies with the formal syntax rules of the 
version of CSS 2 you chose to check against (by default in current W3C CSS 
Validator, the draft for CSS 2.1 specification, which is the best 
surrogate for an excuse of a de facto standard we have).

> To me this is still not validation.

Then what _is_ validation to you?

> What are you looking for?

The question is what _you_ are looking for.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Friday, 9 February 2007 09:26:18 UTC

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