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Re: Last call comments on CSS3 module: color

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:13:41 -0400 (EDT)
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To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, HTML WG <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>
At 03:02 PM 5/22/2002 +0100, Ian Hickson wrote:

>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.

That's what books are for -- if all we were here to do is codify the 
practice of browsers, most of us could go home and let reps from 2-3 
companies write the specs.

That's not a compelling reason to have these colors in CSS3, *especially* 

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