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Re: Floats need explicit width??

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 11:28:56 +0100
Message-ID: <49D9D968.6070301@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Paul McKeown (Tiscali)" <ppjmckeown@tiscali.co.uk>
CC: www-validator-css@w3.org
Dear Paul -- May I respectfully suggest that your
request that the validator be amended will be
looked upon with far greater interest if you
adduce the specification as supporting evidence
rather than browser behaviour ?  You have previously
pointed out that explicit widths for floats are
not required in CSS 2.1, and (IMHO) such an
argument will carry far more weight than one
based on empirical observation.  The validator's
sole purpose is to flag what is, and what is
not, conformant, and specifically /not/ to flag
what might cause problems in one or more browsers.

Philip TAYLOR
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Paul McKeown (Tiscali) wrote:
> Is there any chance this fault will be corrected some time soon?
> This incorrect warning is getting under my collar.
> As to your correspondent who said that that some browsers couldn't cope 
> unless widths were declared, I've now carried out a reasonably 
> comprehensive survey and the only real-world browser that I could find 
> that is affected was IE/Mac, but IE/Mac is now almost extinct.
> Regards, etc.
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 10:29:42 GMT

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