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Re: [WD]: [ANN] New release of the W3C CSS Validator - Fuji

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 18:53:38 +0000
Message-ID: <4586E3B2.9060205@splintered.co.uk>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, list@webdesign-l.com, wsg@webstandardsgroup.org, WEB-SUPPORT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WebAIM Discussion List <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>

(I know I'll burn in hades for top posting, but I want to both comment 
and pass this on to other lists at the same time)

Nice work. I've made a comment on the blog based on a really superficial 
look of the new system, but while it's waiting in the moderation cue, I 
thought I'd echo it here as well:

Two small quibbles:

* There seems to be no way to get to the "More Options" pseudo-link via 
the keyboard, making it impossible for keyboard users with javascript 
enabled to actually access those options

* With javascript off, those "More Options" pseudo-links are still 
present, but useless. Could these not be generated via DOM scripting, so 
they're only there when they actually work? (and yes, injecting a proper 
A element into the document)

* On the results page, warnings etc are in a table, but the table itself 
has no THEAD and THs for each column. Could this be added (and then 
hidden, i.e. absolutely positioned off-left rather than display:none, of 


Karl Dubost wrote:
> FYI:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2006Dec/0025
> Dear all,
> Just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of CSS, comes a new
> release of the W3C CSS validator:
> http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
> The new release gets a lot of bug fixes, has updated support for
> CSS2.1, uses CSS2.1 as its default validation profile, sports a new
> User Interface, cleaner validation results layout and a wholly
> revamped documentation - all available in 9 languages.
> Read More:
> http://www.w3.org/QA/2006/12/the_fuji_css_validator_release
> Thanks and congratulations to Jean-Guilhem Rouel, Karl Dubost, Yves
> Lafon (W3C) as well as Peter Zhelezniakov (Sun Microsystems) and a
> great number of translators from the W3C Offices and volunteer user
> community for their work on this new release.
> We are looking forward to making the tool even better, even easier to
> use, even more "World Wide" - contributions welcome.
> Regards,
> olivier

Patrick H. Lauke
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