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[Bug 9848] New: legacy color values should not require handling of CSS2 system colors

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Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:17:10 +0000
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           Summary: legacy color values should not require handling of
                    CSS2 system colors
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: dbaron@dbaron.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

As I wrote in
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-May/026449.html :

The "rules for parsing a legacy color value" in
specify that CSS2 system colors should be accepted, and that they
should be converted to a simple color.

It seems like a substantial amount of work to get dynamic change
handling correct for this case, since system colors can change
dynamically when the user changes system appearance.  I'd really
like to avoid having to add dynamic change handling for this, and
I'd also like to avoid having to make system colors dynamic in CSS
but static in HTML.

(The current wording in the spec seems to mandate that they are
static, which seems like a bad idea in itself.)

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