Color in HTML

David Koblas (koblas@netcom.com)
Tue, 7 Jun 1994 14:25:11 -0700


Date: Tue, 7 Jun 1994 14:25:11 -0700
From: koblas@netcom.com (David Koblas)
Message-Id: <199406072125.OAA07226@netcom.com>
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
Subject: Color in HTML

I was noticing the other day that besides using IMG's for bulleted lists.  
The next most common use of inline images was to do "spot color".  

I know that HTML is not a formatting langauge, but it does present information 
and visual cues to attract peoples attention are very useful devices.  
It would be useful to be able to specify color in documents, for a variety
of reasons.  From fun/silly things like this:

	<P>John ate the <NEW_TAG COLOR=RED>red</NEW_TAG> apple.
	While Jill played in the <NEW_TAG COLOR=GREEN>green</NEW_TAG> grass.

Things where there can be:
	<STRONG COLOR=MAGENTA>Accessing this services costs $50.</STRONG>

It might also be reasonable to specify the color properties at other
places, like <LI> tags to specify the color of the bullet rather then
loading an <IMG> at that point.

Food for though,
--koblas@netcom.com