Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Fri, 21 Jul 95 20:26:54 PST


Subject:  Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
In-Reply-To: <9507211439.AA09885@waterloo.gig.nl>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 95 20:26:54 PST
Message-Id: <19950721.75C0B30.12A5C@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org

> The point I am trying to make is that the Academy (no disrespect - I've

As has already been pointed out, it's not an Academy, it's a working
group. Anyone who wants to can join, and is probably welcome. For
something to be come part of an HTML standard, three things are
needed: 1) working code; 2) A description that pretty much everyone
agrees describes the code well enough to implement from; 3) rough
consensus that said description is the way things are/should be.

> For instance, since the background tile is apparently already part of the
> 3.0 DTD, I think Lou (a la Netscape) has sufficiently proven that it is
> neccessary to change the text colors (blue anchors disappearing into a blue
> background, etc). Accept it. Announce colors in HTML 3.

So why don't you do it?  Write up something that is rigorous enough to
be considered an internet draft, and send it to the working group
(which makes you de-facto part of the working group).

The real question is: why hasn't NetScape done this?

	<mike