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Re: CSS3: Color

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 21:07:06 -0500
Message-ID: <3E54384A.9020202@escape.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Tantek Çelik wrote:
>
> Not sure what this point was at this point.

I think it had something to do with my post not reflecting an
adequate understanding of the W3C process.
Anyway. I shouldn't have replied, and I apologize for the
resulting inanity.

The link to the Colors draft from /Style/CSS/current-work seems
to be broken. It links to the 2002 directory instead of 2003,
where the draft is.


Where are profiles defined in general?


  | flavor
  |    An accent color (typically chosen by the user) to
  |    customize the user interface of the user agent itself.
  |    User agents may default the 'flavor' color to the
  |    dominant accent color used on the physical machine/
  |    mechanism that the user is interacting with (frequently
  |    a mouse, keyboard, monitor and computer case, often
  |    just a laptop), if the UA is able to retrieve that
  |    information from the platform and machine. It is not
  |    expected that this value will make sense on all
  |    platforms and machines.

I'm guessing this is for representing MacIE's colored focus
rectangles and suchlike.

Defaulting to the color of hardware doesn't make much sense to me.
Most machines are black or beige or some other nondescript color,
and that color is rarely reflected in the GUI visuals. Using an
OS accent color would be more relevant, I believe.

The definition recognizes that the value may not make sense on a
particular platform/machine, but what happens then? Is the
declaration ignored as if the value were unrecognized or does it
default to currentColor or ...?

Why 'flavor' rather than 'accent'?

This would not be a good color to use for background or text colors;
its contrast with other system colors is unpredictable. I'm not really
sure what an author would use it for. (And if the author isn't using
it, is it really necessary?)


~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 21:06:41 GMT

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