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RE: Color Keywords (was RE: Cascading Style Sheets)

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 15:21:55 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <l03110703b0ac4d0e189f@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
> Those are the 139 colors I'm referring to.  There was some
> disagreement over embedding the RGB values for the 16 colors in
> the CSS spec, if I recall - I think there was some disparity
> between operating systems and RGB values to get the same colors
> (obviously, there are different gamma values).  This was
> probably resolved when the sRGB schema was adopted.

Since UAs are allowed to render without sRGB, and CSS specs note
RGB colors are not necessarily high fidelity without sRGB, then
perhaps these 16 keywords can not only be deprecated, but also be
given their RGB values back from HTML 3.2. That way, rather than
guess, we know those sixteen names do not match everywhere.
Whatever the answer turns out to be, I thank you for your reply.

Susan Lesch
Received on Thursday, 4 December 1997 15:31:12 UTC

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