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Reclassification request

From: Dave Rado <dave.rado@mvps.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:40:37 +0100
Message-ID: <000f01c8b44e$e87e01c0$0202a8c0@DaveXP>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>

Please could you reclassify overflow-y as a "warning" rather than classifying it as an error? As you point out in your own "error" message, it is valid CSS3. Furthermore, with the sole exception of Opera, all modern browsers have supported it for several version (IE has supported it since version 5.0), and those browsers that don't support it simply ignore it, so it doesn't cause them any problems. It should really have been handled via an addendum for CSS2, and as it's a very useful property, it would be crazy to avoid using it simply because the W3C didn't get round to publishing an addendum. It is unfair that one should be unable to state that the CSS on one's site validates, simply because of using a valid CSS3 property that almost every browser has supported for several years.

Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 08:08:44 UTC

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