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Re: Spurious errors

From: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:24:03 -0400
Message-ID: <dbdb69c90809260224j3d495fe8p964ec49fc596c963@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Sealey" <msealey@getty.edu>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org

On 9/25/08, Mark Sealey <msealey@getty.edu> wrote:
> When trying to check the validity of the css file below at:
> <http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/#validate_by_input>
> I invariably get these spurious errors:
> 187  	 .leftboxbody  	 attempt to find a semi-colon before the property
> name. add it
> 0 	.leftboxbody 	Property proxy-connection doesn't exist : keep-alive
> 187 	.leftboxbody 	Property cache-control doesn't exist : max-age
> 189 	.leftboxbody 	Parse Error max-age=0 adding-right: 0px;
> 190 	padding-bottom 	Parse Error padding-bottom:5px;
> 191 	padding-left 	Parse Error padding-left: 0px;
> 192 	font-size 	Parse Error font-size: 12px;
> 193 	font-style 	Parse Error font-style: normal;
> 194 	font-weight 	Parse Error font-weight: bold;
> 195 	font-weight 	Parse error - Unrecognized }
> 479 	#headertoprightutility 	Value Error : padding-top -10.0 negative values
> are not allowed : -10px
> How can I avoid them? Is this a (series of) bug(s) in the validator?

Hi, Mark..

Been up all night so please forgive if I miss the mark somehow.. I
just ran it through.. My error messages just are not reflecting what
you have..

What I got is that your various [class values] start with ".." (dot
dot, and I'm sure there must be a standard name, by the way).. If
those are eliminated, are changed to "." (dot), I end up with one
error left: The negative value for #headertoprightutility..

*ALMOST* stumped me with that one.. But.. "Padding" cannot have a
negative value.. In theory, that would simply cause it to eventually
flip backwards as it met itself coming and going basically.. Can only
guess that using "margin" instead *might* get what you want there,

Hope this helps.. :)

Cindy Sue

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