Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax (fwd)

Carl Morris (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 23:49:28 -0600

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From: "Carl Morris" <>
To: "MegaZone" <>, "WWW HTML List" <>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax (fwd)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 23:49:28 -0600

| There are already clashes with some early browser releases over the
| color names.  As a designer I avoid names completely and use the hex
| equivalents.  I think it would be good for any editors to do the same
| even if they present it to the user as 'Bright Red' save the HTML as
| "#FF0000".

I don't suggest this.  If you want FF0000 call it RED...  Right now,
more browsers are likely to convert "olive" more closely to the correct
color than they are "808000"... but if 206080 is what you want because
you image uses it, what not, then thats the way its gotta go.  I don't
like the idea of 1000s of color names, but a few is good, and there use
should be just as good.  

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