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Re: Validator: #autoXML196424196424 - what? :-)

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:06:05 +0100
Message-ID: <46FB8E9D.3080505@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>, www-validator-css@w3.org

But (as already pointed out), the validator
reports errors if the inline styles are ill-formed
CSS.  For it to report errors, it must already
be assuming that the inline styles are CSS; why,
therefore, does it not make the same assumption
(as, tacitly, it must be doing) when there are
no errors and report "There are no errors in
your inline styles" ?  Note that the page first
cited in this thread

	http://www.kiss-chance.de/

has no <META http-equiv="Content-Style-Type">
element.

Philip TAYLOR
--------
Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> 
> Philip TAYLOR (27 sept. 2007 - 17:12) :
>> http://royal-tunbridge-wells.org/
>>
>> uses only inline styles, and rather than validating these
>> using auto-generated autoXML... IDs, instead the validator
>> says
>> No style sheet found
>> An error ?
> 
> No.
> HTML has been designed orthogonally with regards to CSS, which means 
> that style attributes can, in theory, have any kind of style language. 
> We could implement a user agent which understand : "supahstyle" + html
> 
> 
>     The syntax of the value of the style attribute is
>     determined by the default style sheet language.
>     -- Style Sheets in HTML documents
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/styles.html#adef-style
>     Fri, 24 Dec 1999 23:25:49 GMT
> 
> Then
> 
>     14.2.1 Setting the default style sheet language
>     Authors must specify the style sheet language of
>     style information associated with an HTML
>     document.
>     Authors should use the META element to set the
>     default style sheet language for a document. For
>     example, to set the default to CSS, authors
>     should put the following declaration in the HEAD
>     of their documents:
> 
>     <META http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
> 
>     -- Style Sheets in HTML documents
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/styles.html#default-style
>     Fri, 24 Dec 1999 23:25:49 GMT
> 
> 
> 
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