Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax

Abigail (abigail@ny.fnx.com)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 11:31:30 -0500 (EST)


Message-Id: <199611121631.LAA06449@melgor.ny.fnx.com>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 11:31:30 -0500 (EST)
From: "Abigail" <abigail@ny.fnx.com>

First of all, I wonder why we need to equipe HTML with a syntax
for colours. Aren't style sheets supposed to deal with that?

Second, why restrict ourselves to one syntax? Why not allow percentages
as well as hex or decimal values? It wouldn't be hard for a user agent
to parse all of: "100%,100%,100%", "0xFF,0xFF,0xFF", "0xFFFFFF" and
"255,255,255", would it? Or to translate between RGB and CYMK or HSB
models.

Third, any syntax should be extendable, not limit to 3x8 bits.  It
should also allow for 3x16, 3x24, etc bits. There's no need to have
incompatible versions in the future.



Abigail