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Default <link> statement - compile failure to see bug

If you use separate css' for each webpage, you'll need a <link> statement for each.
(See book page 50.) There is nothing wrong at all with the book in this regard.

But, be aware, if you accidentally insert a comma in a link statement, it's presence will
*not* be brought to your attention. I spent half a day comparing absolutely identical webpages, code, design, css, everything, until I spotted the comma.

In my case, the effect of the comma was to ignore everything in the link statment that followed it. This meant a simple 1 pixel border was not drawn at run time. Just to make it particularly nasty, the border WAS drawn at design time, just wasn't there at run time. Arggggggh!!!!!


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Yep, been bitten by that a few times myself. A developer is only as good as his debugging tools!

You can use Mozilla Firefox to check your CSS, go to Tools -> JavaScript Console, it will report CSS errors there in addition to JavaScript errors (Firefox 1.5 or >).

There are also W3C validation tools that will report errors in markup, http://validator.w3.org/

There are also development tools that exist for various browsers that will submit your markup and/or CSS for validation for you.

For IE, there is the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

For Firefox there is the Web Developer extension



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