[thelist] CSS Validation - font-family

Chris Rosser chris.rosser at codemasters.com
Wed Jan 21 10:29:45 CST 2004

>>      * Line : 0 font-family: You are encouraged to offer a generic 
>> family as a last alternative
>> body {
>> font-family : arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif, courier;
>> }

>sans-serif is a correct generic family but it must be last in line.

If you move sans-serif to the end of the line, the W3C validator still
returns the same error.

I think you'll probably find that, although the validator isn't returning
the correct line number, your problem lies with any font-family definitions
where a generic tag isn't present at all, e.g.

input, selector, checkbox, radio, textarea {
			 margin: 0;
			 padding: 0;
			 border: 1px solid #666;
			 font-family: times, new-century-schoolbook,
			 font-size: small;

Ensure that all occurrences of 'font-family' contain either serif or
sans-serif, and your CSS should validate.



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