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Re: Validation Error

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 14:45:58 +0200
Message-ID: <A7A4CF10244B4695BCFDB7ECAEA84AB1@JukanPC>
To: "Gabriel Pradiipaka" <sanskrit_sanscrito@yahoo.com.ar>, <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Gabriel Pradiipaka wrote:

> The validator has problems with CSS 2.1 and "background" property. No
> way to find the error on my CSS file with software such as CSE HTML
> Validator. It is completely valid always.
> www.sanskrit-sanscrito.com.ar

The "W3C CSS Validator" indeed has a problem. ("CSE HTML Validator" _is_ a 
problem and should not be cited as a criterion for validity or correctness.)

It is difficult to analyze your style sheet, as it's all on one line. That 
doesn't pay off - you save so little in efficiency and lose so much in human 
legibility. Little does it help to know that the construct causing the 
problem is on line 1...

Through the "Feedback" link of the "W3C CSS Validator" page, one can find a 
list of known problems, one of which looks very much like yours - the error 
message quoted is
"Parse Error - [empty string]"
while in your case, the entire message is
"Value Error : background  Parse Error  [empty string]"

The error tracking entry

"  ------- Comment  #2 From Yves Lafon  2005-08-26 15:17:10  -------

Fixed, see http://qa-dev.w3.org:8001/css-validator/"

So it seems that the bug has not been fixed in the production version yet. 
The development version URL causes the response 300 Multiple Choices, and it 
seems that an English version is not available. But I tested with the 
Spanish version, and there was no error message.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
Received on Thursday, 24 December 2009 12:46:44 UTC

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