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Re: Last call comments on CSS3 module: color

From: Andrew Clover <and@doxdesk.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 14:19:44 +0000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020522141944.A20025@doxdesk.com>
> They are added to CSS merely to codify current practice.
> Almost every browser supports them

Common browsers support lots of things that are not standard. That is not
reason in itself to make them standard. X11 colours are poorly-designed
and provide no benefit over just using rgb values. There is no reason to
make them a requirement of a CSS3 implementation. An informative note and
link to X11COLORS for browser authors' benefit would be enough.

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

Authors should not be encouraged to use the X11 colours.

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Andrew Clover
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Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 10:20:43 GMT

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