HTML3.2 DTD 15May96 comment

S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri, 17 May 1996 11:28:45 +0100 (BST)


From: S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Message-Id: <10217.9605171028@strachey.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: HTML3.2 DTD 15May96 comment
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 11:28:45 +0100 (BST)


Regarding:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/Wilbur/HTML3.2.dtd
Draft: Tuesday 15-May-96  
Author: Dave Raggett
HTML.Version "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"

(BTW. In the UK, the 15th of May 1996 was a Wedneday :-)

The "color" attribute to FONT is stated as CDATA #IMPLIED.  Could the
line from later on <!ENTITY % color "CDATA" -- colour spec --> actually be
moved up the document so it can be used consistently.  Maybe with the 16
colour aliases given we could have:

<!ENTITY % rgb "CDATA" -- an RGB coour specification: #RRGGBB -->
<!ENTITY % color (aqua|black|blue|fuchsia|gray|green|lime|maroon|
navy|olive|purple|red|silver|teal|white|yellow|%rgb)

Secondly, with respect to the 16 widely known colour names, they may be
widely known in the Windows world, but I've never heard of `teal' - and
neither has my dictionary as a colour except to describe it as a type of
duck (and it doesn't seem to be in the X11R5 rgb.txt file either)

Would it possible to give some indication of the RGB colour values to
which these names map, attached with a comment that there are not
definitive values, but implementation dependent?

-- 
Stewart Brodie, Electronics & Computer Science, Southampton University.
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~snb94r/      http://delenn.ecs.soton.ac.uk/