Towards a new CSS validator?
Olivier is now leaving the World Wide Web Consortium for other skies and I was the first one (outside of W3C staff) to express real and repeated concerns about the fate of the CSS Validator. We discussed it during last W3C TPAC in Mandelieu. Elika Etemad did great gathering important people around one single table for a BOF session and we hope we secured a fate for the CSS Validator. I suggested myself a few areas of change for a "new" version of the CSS Validator:
- first, whatever the zealots think of CSS "levels", my Microsoft friends (top of list here is Markus Mielke) are perfectly right saying we have here CSS versions and not levels. We should not care about CSS 1 any more. Granted, the froward-compatible grammar of CSS helps BUT what really matters is the grammar of CSS 1, CSS 2 and CSS 3. Implementing and maintaining all parsers is hard, time-consuming, and pretty useless for desktop and mobile browsers that never implement two different levels of CSS in the same engine.
So please, make sure to read Olivier's article about it, take some time to think about it, and leave a comment. Thanks.