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Re: CSS3: Color

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:26:22 +0100
Message-ID: <172173434906.20030219142622@w3.org>
To: (wrong string) Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
CC: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>

On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 3:16:30 AM, Tantek wrote:

TÇ> On 2/18/03 2:45 PM, "fantasai" <fantasai@escape.com> wrote:

TÇ> Pardon the interruption, but it seems like fantasai and Chris Lilley are
TÇ> talking about two different things.

I think you are right.

TÇ> I *thought* Chris was talking about the _CSS2_system_colors_, for
TÇ> which there is no functionally equivalent alternative. They're far
TÇ> from perfect, but they still have some utility, have been
TÇ> interoperably implemented by two or more user agents, and have
TÇ> been referenced/used by the SVG specifications.

This is exactly what I was talking about and what I thought fantasai
was talking about. I agree about all the reasons, the drawbacks, and
the overal decision that they are still useful as well.

I should *also* point out that in SVG there is the notion of a paint
server, which can at the simplest case be a solid color but in the
(slightly more) complex cases can be a gradient, a repeated pattern,
and so on. Thus, in SVG, these might not resolve to a simple solid

TÇ> It's clear that fantasai is talking about the
TÇ> _CSS3_hyperlink_colors_, which *do* have a functionally equivalent
TÇ> alternative as fantasai pointed out (don't override the user's
TÇ> link colors).

Ah, okay.

TÇ> They have not been implemented (AFAIK), and have not
TÇ> been referenced/used by any other specifications.

TÇ> I am still *for* dropping the CSS3 hyperlink colors.

TÇ> It appears that fantasai is also for dropping them.

TÇ> Does anyone else have an opinion either way?

Let me reconsider that part for a day or two and get back to you.

TÇ> You've got (just under) 10 days to speak up. If no one objects I
TÇ> am leaning towards dropping the CSS3 hyperlink colors.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 08:26:31 UTC

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