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"background-color: transparent" bug

From: Gedion Sand <gedions@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 00:25:23 +0200
Message-ID: <85a9ea6205092415255e8006a1@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Hello W3C.

I am using your service a lot when creating my website. My current project
is to create my personal site using XHTML v1.1, CSS 2.1 and <div> (instead
of <table>).

During my designing I have found a weird problem. If I want to set a
background-color as "transparent" the validator says I haven't entered a
background-color with my color. I have read your small "faq" regarding
"transparent", and I am doing the right thing:

background-color: transparent;

The validator simply doesn't "see" I have entered that value, and I think
it's a bug?

I can set all other colors on the element and then the validator doesn't
complain, but when "transparent" is set, it says there's no


Gedion Sand, Denmark
Received on Sunday, 25 September 2005 03:43:24 UTC

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