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RE: validator questions-css/html 4.01 trans

From: The Snider's Web <lsnider@thesnidersweb.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 14:28:17 -0300
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To: Marek Prokop <mprokop@prokopsw.cz>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Marek,

Thanks, this is definitely something to look at.



At 10:15 AM 8/30/2002 +0200, Marek Prokop wrote:

>The Snider's Web [SMTP:lsnider@thesnidersweb.com] wrote:
> > When I put the css through the w3c css validator
> > it warns me to put in a colour for the links.
> > I didn't put a colour in for the link and visited
> > link as I wanted them to remain the normal
> > default colour. Do I still have to list these colours
> > to be sure?
>Well, you may want to leave the default color for the links, but
>in this case you shouldn't redefine the background color too.
>The validator warns you when you change color or
>background-color leaving the second default. It's not an error,
>message, it's only a warning.
>Why? Suppose a user set up her browser to use gray text on blue
>background, yellow links and white visited links. Then you
>define white background and black text in your style sheet
>leaving the link color default. What happens is that the user
>will not be able to see visited links at all, because they will
>be rendered white on white. Also yellow links in the white
>background wouldn't be much readable.
>Hope this helps.

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