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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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