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CSS Validator Issues

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:15:03 +0200
To: plh@w3.org
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <gt98st4i92jk5j0c2nuv6vnts02rirhc7k@4ax.com>

   I've collected current issues in the CSS Validator as reported to the
www-validator-css@w3.org mailing list. This document will be available


and updated on a regular basis. 

Bugs in the Validator

  * The validator fails on HTTP URIs omitting the trailing slash, i.e.
    http://www.w3.org/ works while http://www.w3.org doesn't. (Reported
    by Björn Höhrmann)

  * Pretty printer removes attribute selector, i.e.
    '#id[id] { position : fixed }' becomes '#id { position : fixed }'
    on output. (Reported by Björn Höhrmann)

  * Pretty printer fails to add quote marks for e.g.
    'elem[p="100"] { }', i.e. users get an invalid style sheet since all
    values but ident tokens must be quoted. (Reported by Philip Pawley)

  * The validator rejects three letter language codes while XML 1.0
    Second Edition allows them. Fixing this probably requires an updated
    XML parser. (Reported by Christopher R. Maden)

  * Properties for media the property doesn't apply to marks style sheet
    as invalid, e.g. @media screen { voice-family: foo } The CSS Level 2
    recommendation doesn't say such style sheets are invalid. The error
    should be turned into a warning. (Reported by Rob Chandanais)

  * Alan J. Flavell argued, that the Validator should also complain
    'background-color: transparent' as if background-color has been
    omitted, see

  * The Validator passes the Accept-Language HTTP header to the server
    where the code to validate comes from. This conflicts sometimes with
    content negotiation facilities, i.e. you cannot validate pages
    written in languages you do not accept. I suggest adding '*' at the
    end of the list of accepted languages. (Reported by Björn Höhrmann)

  * It produces sometimes invalid XHTML, try to validate e.g.
    (Reported by Daniel Barclay)

  * http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2001Sep/0008.html

Bugs on the homepage

  * Ben Jones says the japanese version of the validator homepage
    contains invalid Shift_Jis sequences, see

  * On http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/README.html the 'email' link
    points at 'mailto:www-validator-css', this is an invalid URI, it
    should be 'mailto:www-validator-css@w3.org'.

  * Chris Garaffa reported, that http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ is
    written in XHTML 1.0 while it shows an Valid HTML 4.0 Icon at the

Feature Requests

  * Suggest XHTML CSS logo code for XHTML files (requested by Christian
    Wolfgang Hujer)

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