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Re: Validator - small bug

From: Thomas Auge <auge@virtues.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:41:05 +0200
Message-ID: <46FA6171.1070800@virtues.net>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
CC: Jens Brueckmann <jens.brueckmann@gmail.com>

Hello Jens,

 > Actually you have quite a few warnings about background and text
 > colours. The reason for these warnings is, that user Style sheets may
 > render your page unreadable, if not both background and text colours
 > are set.

I fixed those and tested them. It seems the validator has a slight bug 
there. Amazingly enough it did recognize the background areas placed 
through positioning correctly.
However, it did not recognize all areas positioned over other areas, 
which did have a background defined. This might be asking a bit much 
though. ;-)

A real bug is the validator complaining about "body" and ".footer table" 
having the same background. ".footer" does have a background color 
defined, and unless I am missing something ".footer table" can only 
appear in the ".footer" context, which has the correct background. This 
might need fixing.

Another minor thing is that I am getting warnings about the same 
background and border color for some input fields. The border style is 
outset or inset for those, which causes the browser to actually lighten 
or darken the border color and the background color is often a good 
choice for that border type. The validator should probably check for 
border type "solid" before reporting these warnings.

Run http://www.kiss-chance.net (might be NWS, should be ok without 
images) through the validator - it will show some background errors. 
Then load the page without images. All text is readable (with the 
exception of some alt tags overlapping).

Just an FYI, not really a serious issue. :-)

Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2007 13:41:25 UTC

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