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Re: Vendor Extension Warnings

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:50:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jordan Clark <clarky_y2k@hotmail.com>
cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.1104110548270.21898@wnl.j3.bet>
On Sun, 10 Apr 2011, Jordan Clark wrote:

> To the CSS Validator team:
> What has happened to the new option that you recently added, which 
> allowed us to display vendor extensions as warnings (as opposed to 
> errors)?
> I really do hope that you have just taken it down temporarily, rather 
> than permanently removing the option.

In fact, it happened when a new translation was added and the translated 
indexes regenerated. It didn't disappear from the code but only from the 
main validator page, fixed now. Thank you for reporting it!

> In my humble opinion, the possibility of being able to class CSS vendor 
> extensions as warnings is *A Good Thing*: Many ? myself included ? do 
> not want to use CSS properties that do not validate. As you probably 
> know, some websites, such as government organisations, are actually 
> *bound* use to valid code. Therefore, by removing this option, you are 
> effectively discouraging a large number of designers/developers from 
> pushing the boundaries and using the new features and functionality that 
> CSS3 provides.
> Just my two cents, as they say.
> Regards,
> Jordan Clark
> http://profile.jdclark.org
> (P.S. If you *have* only took this feature down for some behind-the-scenes fine-tuning, please accept my apology for this little rant!)

Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras.

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