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Re: Last call comments on CSS3 module: color

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 15:02:31 +0100
Message-ID: <3CEBA4F7.5020409@hixie.ch>
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: www-style@w3.org, HTML WG <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>
Steven Pemberton wrote:
> Congratulations on an excellent specification. Many of the new facilities
> will be extremely useful.
> 
> With one exception.
> 
> The X11 colour names are an abomination that should have been stifled at
> birth, and adding them to CSS is a blemish on the otherwise excellent design
> of CSS.

They are added to CSS merely to codify current practice. Almost every browser 
supports them, and that isn't going to change (because it would break many sites 
-- these colours have even been spotted in use on W3C test suites).

Adding the exact list that is implemented by the majority of browsers gives 
authors something to refer to.

-- 
Ian Hickson
``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification due to
the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents will
probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors, Sec13
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 10:02:51 GMT

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