Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3

Ian S. Graham (igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 18 Jul 95 10:27:34 EDT


From: "Ian S. Graham" <igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Message-Id: <199507181427.KAA27984@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 95 10:27:34 EDT

> 
> < Jack Beslanwitch once wrote...
> < > 
> < > Mike,
> < >         I could be wrong about this, but I seem to remember that the body
> < > background elements including the text colors elements implemented in
> < > Netscape are in the html 3.0 dtd or at least one of them that I read.  The
> < > main elements that are clearly not in the dtd are blink and embed.  Again, I
> < > could be wrong on this, but I believe this to be so.
> < 
> < I just checked the DTD again, and the only BODY attribute is background,
> < which indicates a URI for a texture tile for the document background.  No
> < text colors, link colors, vlink colors, etc.  Yet the NCSA WinMosaic pages
> < say they all are part of HTML v3.
> 
> Yes.  Infact, the english spec (rather than the DTD) states that text colors
> *MAY* need to be adjusted, but earlier on it says that background is only
> for the benefit of clients that do not support style sheets.
> 
> I.e. Style sheets are the right way.
> 
> Netscape color extensions (like many other netscape extensions) are hot air
> and presumptiously defined.
> 
> Unfortunately, style sheets are still being defined :)

Hmm.... so something that is implemented, operational and popular is "hot air",
while "still being defined" stylesheets are not???  

Ian