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Validation problem with body in style sheet

From: Jeff Marcus <jefflmar@attbi.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 12:45:11 -0500 (EST)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101c1d292$5f488190$6601a8c0@UrbanSt700XLS>
I have a style sheet that uses a construct like body.xxx {}.  I link in
the stylesheet in the <head></head> section of my html.  The validator
seems to think that the "body" it sees in the stylesheet is a body tag
in my html document.  It consequently shows a parse tree with a <body>
tag starting at whatever point I link the stylesheet.  
For example, If the first line in my <head> section is the link to the
stylesheet, it will parse in a body tag right there and then tell me
that my <meta> tag is out of place.  If I move the stylesheet link AFTER
the <meta> tag, that error is no longer reported by the validator, and
so on as I move the stylesheet <link> down through my <head> section.
It always is telling me that </head> is invalid because I am out of the
head section (because when it parsed the stylesheet it seems to have
inserted a <body> tag).
The "body.xxx {}" styles are the first items in my stylesheet.  I
haven't experimented to see if that makes a difference or not.
Received on Sunday, 24 March 2002 23:34:05 UTC

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