Color Palette Incompatibilities (was SGML markup declarations for

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@best.com)
Sat, 4 Sep 1976 12:48:35 -0700


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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1976 12:48:35 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Subject: Color Palette Incompatibilities (was SGML markup declarations for

(Hmm, this didn't make it through yesterday, so I'm resending... now watch the
 old one show up!)

><!--=================== Text Markup =======================================-->
[snip]
><!-- There are also 16 widely known color names:
>
>    Black  = #000000    Green  = #008000
>    Silver = #C0C0C0    Lime   = #00FF00
>    Gray   = #808080    Olive  = #808000
>    White  = #FFFFFF    Yellow = #FFFF00
>    Maroon = #800000    Navy   = #000080
>    Red    = #FF0000    Blue   = #0000FF
>    Purple = #800080    Teal   = #008080
>    Fuchsia= #FF00FF    Aqua   = #00FFFF
>
> These colors were originally picked as being the standard
> 16 colors supported with the Windows VGA palette. The above
> gives the sRGB values in hex (#RRGGBB).
> -->

There is a problem with half of these colors -- "80" and "C0" are not in
the 216-color dither-free cross-platform palette used by Netscape, Mosaic,
and Internet Explorer. The included codes are 00, 33, 66, 99, CC, and FF.

I'm not crazy about the palette (only 4 shades of grey?!), but it *is* the
standard cross-platform palette.

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