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Re: Validator reports error for color fuchsia

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 14:05:59 -0500
Message-Id: <3489A923-5FA6-4E27-9857-83FA6DA40803@w3.org>
Cc: "www-validator-css@w3.org list" <www-validator-css@w3.org>
To: Jukka K.Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

Hello Jukka,

On Dec 24, 2006, at 03:32 , Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> I tried some of the misspellings of "fuchsia" that I was able to  
> imagine, based on the hypothesis that the color names has simply  
> been mistyped in the list of recognized names. But there was no  
> hit, so I guess the name is simply missing.

It was actually a typo, although a hard one to guess. The original  
author of the CSS validator had stored it as "fushia". :)

> (I also tried orange, which also gets accepted, and the "W3C CSS  
> Validator" claims that "This document validates as CSS!" with CSS  
> as a link to the CSS 2 specification, thereby claiming that a style  
> sheet that does not conform to the CSS 2 specification "validates"  
> as CSS 2.)

This is something I have noticed recently, too. Added to
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4090
so that we can track and fix it.

> (I think the misleading text "Invalid number" in error messages has  
> been reported earlier several times, so I guess it's an unfixable  
> bug. :-) )

Most problems don't go away if you formulate them. Even repeatedly. :)
We've got much more resources and staff time to work on the CSS  
validator lately, but even then, bugs would be fixed faster if we  
could get even more participation (patches etc.) from the community  
of users of the validator, which, I remind everyone, is open source...

Thanks.
-- 
olivier
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2007 19:06:01 GMT

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