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RE: background-color not validating when it should

From: Robert Mullaney <robert@easybusinessservices.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 10:14:28 -0500
To: "'David Dorward'" <david@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c901c70bed$7ac5b340$6401a8c0@design>

Regardless of value (provided it is valid), the code is correct per the CSS
specifications therefore a warning should not be issued. Anyone else want to
chime in on this issue?

Robert Mullaney
Easy Business Services
Phone: 239-242-6691 x 22

-----Original Message-----
From: David Dorward,,, [mailto:david@us-lot.org] On Behalf Of David Dorward
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 5:41 AM
To: Robert Mullaney
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Subject: Re: background-color not validating when it should

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
> 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
Received on Sunday, 19 November 2006 15:15:18 UTC

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