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Re: "Invalid number : font Parse Error - [empty string]" not actual error

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:38:46 +0900
Message-Id: <4BB3310A-5C3C-4BBD-AD35-C21881450F42@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
To: WHR76 <WHR76@myrealbox.com>

Hello,

On Feb 28, 2007, at 12:07 , WHR76 wrote:
> I'm brand new to CSS and got this error:
> "Invalid number : font Parse Error - [empty string]"
>
> Problem is..the only number I had in font statement was "12px", so  
> posted a query to a forum, and get answer that my error was  
> actually that the font FAMILY was missing! So this error message is  
> DEFINITELY misleading! It should say "Missing family parameter" or  
> similar, but NOT "Invalid NUMBER", IMHO.

This issue was spotted recently indeed, and the wording "Invalid  
number" fixed in the development version of the CSS validator, then  
propagated to the production service.

regards,
-- 
olivier
Received on Friday, 2 March 2007 02:38:51 GMT

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