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Re: CSS Validator Warning Bug: capitalization of color keywords

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 23:31:22 +0900
Message-Id: <0CF7EF34-5161-447A-830E-C7D4E5DDC50A@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
To: Chris Kelly <ckelly@brgconsult.com>

Hello, Chris.

On Feb 28, 2007, at 00:26 , Chris Kelly wrote:
> http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F% 
> 2Fwww.consultgb.com% 
> 2Fmainframe_ff2.css&warning=1&profile=css21&usermedium=all

> color: Black;
> and the validator warns that:
> "Although color names are case-insensitive, it is recommended to  
> use the mixed capitalization, to make the names more legible: Black".
> Therefore the warning is unnecessary.

Right, this bug is plain silly, thanks for reporting it.

I think I don't actually agree with the suggestion given by the  
warning message. Especially when looking at the Colors section of  
CSS21 [1] I don't see any suggestion to use mixed case for  
legibility. The only mention of case in the spec, AFAIK, is that most  
of CSS is case-insensitive. [2]

I will ask the CSS working group for their opinion, and the original  
creators of the validator for the rationale behind this warning, but  
would be interested to hear opinions from this mailing-list.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#value-def-color
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#q6

Thank you
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 14:31:38 UTC

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