Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax

Carl Morris (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 17:00:21 -0600

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From: "Carl Morris" <>
To: "Chris Lilley" <>,
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 17:00:21 -0600

| > In this case it should be possible to mix value types in a triplet
| > quadlet(?) so that the above could be:
| >
| >            rgba(255, 127, 0, 25%)
| Why? It isn't clear why being able to say
| rgba (36, #bc, 0.7, 112%) is very valuable.

Does it matter?  It would be best that UA's not discriminate, since
each value has to have its own identifier, why can't they all have
different identifiers, why allow people to:

rgba( 10%, 20, 30, 40 )

hoping that a UA will take all in percent.  A stupid mistake unless the
spec clearly states one or the other... that is why it would be nice if
the spec states:

"There is no guarantee that all values are represented in the same
format; users may mix and mingle types since all values much each have
a type identifier."