Re: colours for bullets

William M. Perry (
15 Apr 1997 08:21:38 -0700

To: (Simone Demmel)
Cc: (Liam Quinn),,,
Subject: Re: colours for bullets
From: (William M. Perry)
Date: 15 Apr 1997 08:21:38 -0700
In-Reply-To:'s message of Tue, 15 Apr 1997 17:08:45 +0200
Message-ID: <> (Simone Demmel) writes:

> Liam Quinn wrote:
> > <LI COLOR="#rrggbb" SIZE=xx-large 
> > BACKGROUND="" BGCOLOR="#rrggbb" 
> > FONTFACE="'New Century Schoolbook', Times, serif" FONTSTYLE=italic 
> > Now repeat that for each LI over an entire site of a few hundred 
> > documents.  Then think about what happens when you decide a different 
> > colour would have been better.  Then try to remember why style sheets 
> > didn't seem incredibly easier and more flexible.
> ESC:g/rrggbb/s//r1g1b1/g

  You forgot:

for x in `find . -name "*.html" -o -name "*.shtml"`
  vi $x
  # manually do your ESC:g/ blah, or use sed,etc.

  not exactly ideal for a sight that is several hundred or thousand pages.

> But you are right, that would be too much, perhaps a combination with
> normal style would be the best, so you can define 'your' standard and
> change it only if necessary...
> *sight* which Browsers support CSS?  Netscape3.x, MS?? ?

  Arena, Emacs/W3, Netscape 4.x (sort of), IE 4.x

  -Bill P.