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RE: color in CSS

From: Jung, Bomee <Bomee-Jung@deshaw.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 18:03:13 -0500
Message-ID: <6FFB1E3DAA3ED211A66300104B220D3A4C6047@msnyc2.nyc.deshaw.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
The CMYK suggestion is a nifty idea since many designers are used to
specifying colors this way already, though isn't it used for specifying
color separation for printing, not for screen display?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	sue@css.nu [SMTP:sue@css.nu]
> Sent:	Monday, November 30, 1998 5:37 PM
> To:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: color in CSS
> 
> On Mon, 30 Nov 1998 16:19:50 EST, you wrote:
> 
> >CSS and/or HTML needs the ability to define names for colors, preferrably
> >grouped in a list. Much easier to think of a named color than its numeric
> >definition. CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and HLS (hue, luminance /
> >lightness, saturation) color models would help. Also, a few new standard
> color
> >names would help. Something like:
> 
> Are you familiar at all with the named colours which already exist,
> and are supported (to some extent) by IE4x and NN4x? Opera 3.5 only
> supports the 16 named colours mentioned in the CSS recommendation.
> There are several of these lists available. One is:
> 
> <URI:http://css.nu/pointers/colornames.html>
>  
> When I got to "lightgoldenrodyellow",  hit me why we'd probably never
> have a lighter shade of that pale (> 20 letters!).
> 
> >color-list {
> >	{ "ColorName", #ABCDEF }, 
> >	/* a few proposed standard color names */
> >	{ "Charcoal", #404040 },
> >	{ "Brown", cmyk(50%, 75%, 100%, 0%) }, /* note cmyk( ) is also new
> */
> >	{ "Orange", rgb(255, 128, 0) },
> >	{ "Beige", #CCAA66 },
> >	{ "Cream", #FFE599 },
> >	{ "CyanBlue", #0080FF },
> >	{ "Cyan", #00FFFF }, /* = Aqua */
> >	{ "Magenta", #FF00FF }, /* = Fuchsia */
> 
> Fuchsia is already a named colour. For the other 16, see
> <URI:http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/syndata.html#color-units>
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sue Sims         mailto:sue@css.nu      
> http://css.nu/
Received on Monday, 30 November 1998 18:04:22 GMT

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