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[Bug 6203] New: Escape of new line inside a string with backslash

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Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2008 21:22:30 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6203-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6203

           Summary: Escape of new line inside a string with backslash
           Product: CSSValidator
           Version: CSS Validator
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-
                    validator/validator?uri=http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBu
                    gsSection/MSIE8Bugs/escape-newline-with-backslash-
                    inside-
                    string.html&warning=2&profile=css21&usermedium=all
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS 2.1
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: info@gtalbot.org
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


Relevant code involved
----------------------
  <style type="text/css">
  #test
  {
  background-color: red;
  background-color: gre\
en;
  color: white;
  }
  </style>

(...)

  <p id="test">This line should be green.</p>



Testcase URL
------------
http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/MSIE8Bugs/escape-newline-with-backslash-inside-string.html



CSS validation report:
---------------------
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/MSIE8Bugs/escape-newline-with-backslash-inside-string.html&warning=2&profile=css21&usermedium=all

which reports 

Line 44  #test 
Value Error : background-color  
Lexical error at line 5, column 25. 
Encountered: "\n" (10), after : "\\"  gre en; 


Relevant CSS 2.1 spec involved
------------------------------
"
(...) inside a string, a backslash followed by a newline is ignored (i.e., the
string is deemed not to contain either the backslash or the newline).
"
coming from CSS 2.1, section 4.1.3 Characters and case
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#characters

Notes
-----
- I have searched for a duplicate and did not find any
- So far, only Gecko-based browsers (Firefox 3.0.3 rv: 1.9.0.3 build
2008092417, Netscape 7.2 rv:1.7.2 build 20040804, Seamonkey 2.0a2pre rv:
1.9.1b2pre build 20081031, K-meleon 1.51 rv:1.8.1.17 build 20080919) seem to
comply/agree with my understanding of the CSS 2.1 spec involved.

Regards, Gérard


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