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Re: Floats need explicit width??

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@artbeat.me>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:52:25 -0400
Message-Id: <96884218-D82B-4842-AA5B-BC13726F0733@artbeat.me>
To: www-validator-css ML <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Hi all,

On 6-Apr-09, at 8:51 AM, Douglas Perreault CPA* CITP wrote:
> 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.

Thanks everyone for the mostly civil and constructive discussion on  
the issue. I am the person who had added the warning in the validator  
(based on the bug report in bugzilla, itself based on what the CSS2  
specification said… before it was replaced by CSS2.1), and as such, I  
appreciate that the community of users took the time to look into the  
issue and draw solid conclusions.

I'm patching the validator to remove this particular warning.  The  
patch should hopefully make its way to the next release. I will let  
the W3C staff chime in when said release is scheduled.

olivier Thereaux
http://artbeat.me/ - http://yoda.zoy.org/
Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 14:19:09 UTC

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