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Re: Floats need explicit width??

From: Paul McKeown (Tiscali) <ppjmckeown@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 17:22:27 +0100
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Message-ID: <49DA2C43.3050007@tiscali.co.uk>
To: Douglas Perreault CPA* CITP <doug@perreault.us>
CC: 'www-validator-css ML' <www-validator-css@w3.org>

.... and of course html 6 will reverse this decision when the wise men of 
this world decide it should implement something fundamentally 
incompatible with html 5.
[This is not a general criticism of html 5, which is, of course, 
generally excellent, if at least 5 years too late.]

Back in the real world of dealing with incompatible browsers and 
standards, it would be nice if the css validator allowed one the option 
of toggling off errors/warning for -moz, -khtml, &c and the html 
validator gave one the converse toggle of generating warnings for MS 
conditional comments if one objected to them.  A little bit more 
control, a whole world of benefit.

Anyway, enough philosophy for now,

Aristotle, er, sorry, Paul McKeown (I must wake up!)

Douglas Perreault CPA* CITP wrote:
> Re the below quote from Paul. Excellent question! It would be nice if we had
> better control over these things. It's my understanding, though, that HTML
> is going the way of CSS, not the other way around. In HTML 5, the doctype
> will simply be written as <!DOCTYPE html>.
> --Doug
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul McKeown
> Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:57 AM
> In a way there is a philosophical issue at stake here - why is that CSS 
> does not provide a "csstype" or "ccsversion" indicator similar to html's 
> doctype to allow a browser to vary its styling depending on what the 
> author wished for.
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