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RE: Floats need explicit width??

From: Douglas Perreault CPA* CITP <doug@perreault.us>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 08:51:47 -0400
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
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Paul and Philip,

Yes, it was I who suggested maybe an informational message would be nice in this case. However, I apologize if I didn't make clear that I am certainly no expert in this area. I am someone who has used CSS to achieve my goals, but I am no expert. Feel free to totally ignore any suggestions I make.

Having said that, it very well could have been IE/Mac that caused me grief. We did have a handful of Mac users using IE/Mac a couple of years ago. I even bought a Mac Mini so that I could test on a Mac to find the problems they were experiencing. 

HOWEVER, as Paul points out, IE/Mac is soon to be extinct in the real world. Since Firefox and Safari now appear nearly identically on Macs as they do on Windows machines, I no longer test on the Mac as it's no longer necessary.

So, I apologize if my earlier suggestion may have lead people astray. Like Paul, I can no longer find any browser of consequence that requires an explicit float. And as Paul duly footnoted on the earlier thread, CSS 2.1 does not require them. 

So, I guess, my vote would be to simply stop checking for an explicit width on floated elements -- no warning or informational message needed.

Again, with the caveat that I am simply a user of the standard, not an expert.

--Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-css-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-css-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 7:39 AM
To: Paul McKeown (Tiscali)
Cc: David Dorward; www-validator-css@w3.org
Subject: Re: Floats need explicit width??

Fine, all forgotten :-)

Paul McKeown (Tiscali) wrote:
> Sorry Philip,
> 
> Just that this dragging on with this simple issue is getting my goat. 
> Badly.
> 
> Sorry for my overheated response.
Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 12:52:28 GMT

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