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Re: Last call comments on CSS3 module: color

From: Dylan Schiemann <dylans@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 09:34:40 -0700
Message-ID: <3CEBC8A0.9070307@yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
This isuue has been brought up several times before by myself and others:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2001Jul/0082.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2001Mar/0074.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2001Mar/0085.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2001Mar/0095.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2001Mar/0098.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1998Dec/0001.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1996Apr/0029.html

This discussion dates back to at least 1996, when I was first learning 
css.  It is interesting that at almost every point, someone has 
suggested a new naming mechanism, myself included.

Color names aren't that useful, so I don't use them.  If I was creating 
an application that used named colors, I'd break use of the standard 
naming conventions and map an alternative naming scheme to RGB.

If anyone out there knows the history of X11 colors, would you please 
provide more information, or a few links?  My searches only bring up 
sites which list the X11 colors, and the link in the draft is broken, by 
the way.

-Dylan Schiemann

Ches wrote:
I have to agree with Andrew on this one. Please do not require them.

Sincerely,
Franchesca Havas
McKinney, Texas
   `,,`

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Clover" <and@doxdesk.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Last call comments on CSS3 module: color


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Authors should not be encouraged to use the X11 colours.

-- 
Andrew Clover
mailto:and@doxdesk.com
http://and.doxdesk.com/




-- 
Dylan Schiemann
http://www.sitepen.com/
http://www.dylanschiemann.com/
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 12:28:08 GMT

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