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Re: HOW IMPORTANT THE USAGE OF THE TRADITIONAL HTML COLOR CODES VERSUS FRONT PAGE AND/OR READY PALLET COLORS!!

From: Joshua Poot <josh.lists@rootpoot.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:59:57 -0800
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010222094111.00a5d2c8@mail.rootpoot.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Hex codes are language independent, and the named colors pallet you propose 
would have to be supported by all browsers. I don't think many builders are 
willing to trust that an agent will translate 'mistyrose' to #FFE4E1. I can 
no reason that your page generation program (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc.) 
should use named colors in its output, it only adds one more element that 
is dependent on the agent making a correct interpretation.

What you're proposing would require a huge effort on the part of the entire 
html community, and the end result can already be realized through 
alternative means.

I empathize with your desire to internationalize html, but the named color 
space is already ridiculously crowded, and any extensions should be 
carefully considered.

I appreciate that you are willing to go to such effort to enact changes, 
and I have no desire to stifle that, so please do not let this reply 
discourage you.

-Joshua 'lemonchiffon(#FFFACD)' Poot
Received on Thursday, 22 February 2001 13:00:44 GMT

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