CSS Pocket Reference

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 5
Rule Structure, also Chapter 3 (Selectors)

I cannot find anywhere in the book a mention of the fact that you can group selectors in a comma-separated list, e.g. td, th { declarations } This should be mentioned on page 5, and described in chapter 3 which deals with selector syntax in detail. Index entries should also be added e.g. 'selector groups' or 'selector grouping' Apologies for accidentally registering this erratum against edition 3, BTW!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Insert this as the second sentence of the paragraph right after Figure 1-1: Selectors can stand singly or be grouped as a comma-separated list; e.g., to select the top three heading levels at once, the selector group would be `h1, h2, h3`. ...where the backticks (`) enclose monospace text.

Alan Rew  May 12, 2012 
Printed
Page 33
1st full paragraph

Under the paragraph showing rgba & hsla color value formats, the example given for the rgba values appears to be incorrect. Using the values given, the result would be "half-opaque blue" NOT "half-opaque red" and written. The example shown for hsla does result in "half-opaque red".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change `rgba(0,0,255,0.5)` to `rgba(255,0,0,0.5)`. Change `rgba(0,0,100%,0)` to `rgba(100%,0%,0%,0)`.

Anonymous  Mar 24, 2012 
Printed
Page 187
bottom

The Spread Distance doesn't seem to be an option for the text-shadow property

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is correct, but I would rather submit the correction directly rather than in this textbox. I’ll coordinate with my editor.

Anonymous  Nov 11, 2011 
Printed
Page 201
'Examples' section at bottom of page

Under the entry on the 'word-spacing' property, the examples given refer to 'letter-spacing' instead - a related but distinct property of its own.

Jason Devine  Jun 28, 2015