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[Bug 16848] New: {font-family: inherit foo;} is parsed and reported as invalid

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Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:22:53 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16848-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16848

           Summary: {font-family: inherit foo;} is parsed and reported as
                    invalid
           Product: CSSValidator
           Version: CSS Validator
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            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


URL for Test
------------

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/font-family-inherit-foo.html&warning=2&profile=css21&usermedium=all


Actual result
-------------
CSS validator reports this validation error message:
"
Value Error : font-family Too many values or values are not recognized :
inherit foo 
"


Expected result
---------------
inherit foo should be treated as an unquoted font name with one blank white
space which should be parsed as "inherit foo"
"
If a sequence of identifiers is given as a font family name, the computed value
is the name converted to a string by joining all the identifiers in the
sequence by single spaces.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-family-prop



Additional notes
----------------

1-
div {font-family: foo inherit;}
is parsed and reported as valid by the CSS validator.

2- This edge case has been discussed in the thread
[css21] 'font-family' should disallow 'inherit' in font names more strictly"
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0662.html

3- Credits must go to Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu for discovering this

GĂ©rard

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