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[ANN] New CSS Validator version

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 05:42:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.1205020540230.13047@wnl.j3.bet>
Dear all,

We released today a new version of the CSS validator.

Use the CSS validator on the Web:
         http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Get/Browse the source:
         http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2002/css-validator/Install on your 
server/ use as commandline:
         http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html

Changes:

First, I would like to thank all contributors, mostly on translations for 
this release (and more is needed as I keep introducing some new errors and 
warnings).

The main change is support for CSS3 background and borders and 
Multi-column layout

* CSS Multi-column Layout Module
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-css3-multicol-20110412/
* CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-css3-background-20120417/
* Reverted the HTML parser from the validator.nu's HTML5 parser
   back to TagSoup for stability reasons.
* CSS3 is now the default CSS level selected, to reflect what
   Web authors are using today. The usual W3C Recommendation-based
   levels are of course still available.
* ... and lots of other small bug fixes, many left...

The CSS validator is a free, open source tools which relies on *us*, the 
Web community, to survive and get better. Many thanks are due to the many 
users, translators, bug reporters, patch contributors, and bearers of good 
ideas that made this release possible - some (but not all) of whom are 
listed in:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/thanks.html

Beyond the great effort provided by the community, a lot of the burden of
making this free tool falls on the W3C. Hosting and bandwidth are fairly
heavy for these popular services, and as you can see above, coding does
take up quite some time, too. If you use the validator frequently, rely on
in in your company, or want to show your support for good, free open
source tools, please consider making a donation, or become a sponsor:
http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Donate



-- 
Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras.

         ~~Yves
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 09:42:40 GMT

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