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Re: SVG Color Keywords Applicability

From: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 08:42:20 -0500
Message-ID: <46923B3C.2070105@fastmail.us>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-style@w3.org

Bert Bos wrote [1]:
> We called the list of color names "SVG color keywords" because we copied 
> them from the SVG specification and because the SVG specification is 
> unambiguous. It doesn't mean that the colors are only allowed in SVG. 
> We could have called them "X11 color names," but there isn't a unique 
> list of X11 color names, as far as I know. Different implementations of 
> the X Window System have slightly different lists.

Alright, thanks. That’s where I was confused. I would expect…

<!DOCTYPE html …>
       <style type="text/css">
          * { color: forestgreen; }

… to be CSS3 Color Module‐compliant, for example. The specification 
leaves things a little bit unclear as to whether or not the “SVG color 
keywords” can be applied to non‐SVG elements; someone suggested to me 
that the keywords did not apply to HTML/XHTML elements, so I wanted some 

On a side note, I think Bjoern misinterpreted [2] what I was asking, so 
I put him on the CC list.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jul/0048.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jun/0188.html
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