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Has w3's CSS Validator Changed?

 6:25 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just tried to validate some CSS and it appears the w3's CSS validator has changed.

It looks more than cosmetic, (has settings for different versions of CSS, levels of checking, etc).


I tried to check a page and (repeatedly) got error:

Servlet has thrown exception:javax.servlet.ServletException: Timed out

Don't know if it's my page or the validator...




 6:39 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Information on the CSS Validator update is located here [w3.org].

I validated a stylesheet via all available methods and experienced no errors - maybe a temporary glitch?


 2:17 am on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Happens every now and then to me. I think their server just gets busy from time to time.


 3:40 pm on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Lexi: those settings were all previously available but rather hidden. As for the error, looks like the validating servlet times out waiting to access something. Could have been your stylesheet I suppose. Probably temporary anyway.


 6:05 pm on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

The validator chokes on the particular page I tried every time with the same error.

I tried that page on purpose... It's an eCommerce site using (shopping cart) software which runs a mix of ASP/Net, MS-SQL, HTML, JS and CSS. I was testing to see if the validator could navigate such a code mash-up.

In-fact, every page I've attempted to validate at every site using this particular software throws the same error....

Servlet has thrown exception:javax.servlet.ServletException: Timed out

It's one of those situations where the vendor will not do anything to resolve the problem and has more or less told me, "It's simple: don't try to validate our code you'll never know the difference"...

At least I can run the HTML validator on their code --- and after seeing an average of 75 errors per page, I have to assume the CSS is no better or worse.


 2:36 pm on Dec 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ouch, that sounds rather messy.

Have you tried validating the css by direct input or file upload?

On a side note, I like the updated look of the validator. The warnings for no background-color with color are clearer now. There are just sometimes that background color can't be used without looking very wrong.

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