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Re: background-color not validating when it should

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 10:40:32 +0000
To: Robert Mullaney <robert@easybusinessservices.com>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061119104032.GA8740@us-lot.org>

On Sat, Nov 18, 2006 at 08:50:14AM -0500, Robert Mullaney wrote:
> I realize it is a warning and not an error. Since it is perfectly valid code
> according to the specification, why even raise the warning? 

Since, despite being valid, it can cause problems, and the CSS
validator also provides a few linting functions.

> Especially when it's a warning saying "background-color not
> specified" when it has been.

Transparent is not a colour, it is the explicit absence of one.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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