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Re: Unexpected valid CSS

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 08:48:23 +0100
Message-ID: <48CA1EC7.1050801@googlemail.com>
To: "R.W. Crowl" <silvermaplesoft@earthlink.net>
CC: www-validator-css@w3.org

R.W. Crowl wrote:
> ody, td, th {
> font-family : Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
> font-size : x-small;
> color : #333333;
> }
> The above code in http://www.iconsfestival.com/ validates. My 
> expectation is that it would fail because "ody" is not a recognized tag. 
> Is this a bug in the validator or in my understanding of what is valid?

It's a bug in your understanding of valid CSS. Don't forget that a CSS 
file can be applied to arbitrary XML (containing any element names) and 
_future_ versions of HTML (again, containing any element names). 
Therefore type selectors aren't restricted to a particular set of tagnames.

Hope that helps.
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 07:49:02 UTC

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