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Re: X11 Colors (was Last call comments on CSS3 module: color)

From: Andrew Clover <and@doxdesk.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 17:43:16 +0000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020522174316.A20453@doxdesk.com>
Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Would they not be a blemish on other W3C specs then?

Well, I think so, yes!

> Yes, the X11 color set has already been accepted through the last call
> process TWICE already (SVG 1.0, SVG 1.1) and for that reason alone they will
> be included in CSS3 color

I can accept this reasoning. Disappointing though.

> Could you name something else non standard that is as or more widely
> supported?

<nobr>, <img hspace>, unitless font-size spring to mind.

> Requirements for an implementation are documented through profiles.

Then I should like to place a request not to include X11 colours in
whatever future profile is defined for authoring general-purpose
XHTML.

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Andrew Clover
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Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 13:44:11 GMT

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