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Re: standardising colour names

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 19:08:06 -0400
Message-ID: <39C94356.74DF4090@w3.org>
To: roedy@mindprod.com
CC: site-comments@w3.org
roedy@mindprod.com wrote:
> 
> It is a royal pain in the behind to have to specify colours as hex
> numbers in css style sheets, just because browser makers can't get
> together on a set of standard colour names and their precise
> definitions.
> 
> I enclose the list used by Netscape and suggest you make it an
> official standard or at least post it on your site as a suggested
> set.

CSS includes a list of standard color names [1]:

   aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, 
   navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white,
   and yellow.

 - Ian

[1] http://web3.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/syndata.html#color-units


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