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[Bug 875] Validator does not behave like expected, validates error in doc style.

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 19:08:06 +0000
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xtian@neonbikini.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Additional Comments From xtian@neonbikini.com  2004-09-11 19:08 -------
You got it. I erroneously thought the validator checked both the embedded css
and the xhtml markup. I was entirely unaware of the other validator. To recap:

1.) I checked the file in the validator, and noticed the css error {bottom 0px;}.
2.) I made a copy of the file and rechecked the validator with a gross error
{bottom sexy woman;}. It returned an error. (NOTE, I have been unsuccessful to
recreate this error.)
3.) I logged the bug http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=875.
4.) The comment made that my css had an error further supported my version of
the bug report in 3. The correction was misleading because it missed the reason
for the report: validating css and missed that I was using the xhtml validator
to check css.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished. 

I will add a last comment that the validator not checking embedded css is
unexpected. This does not benefit newcomers in any way. While it is possible to
separate style from markup, it is not required for CSS2. It is permissible to
embed css in the head and in elements. Within what parameters can I expect the
validator to operate?

If a user agent can parse xhtml, I would fully expect the validator to do the
same. It's ridiculous to imagine that the xhtml validator can not check embedded

I hope to find a programming solution that is more sophisticated then creating a
separate css file if only to check embedded css.

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