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Re: [css3-color] New last call for comments on CSS Color

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:31:40 +0200
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To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>

Bert Bos (2008-07-21):
>
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-css3-color-20080721/
>
> There are no other changes to the specification and so we expect that
> the next publication will be a Proposed Recommendation (...)
>
> Nevertheless, this *is* another, last, call for comments and we will
> discuss all new feedback to see if there aren't any flaws in the
> specification that we didn't notice in the previous round.


It's often hard to see whether previous comments have been received  
and whether they were either accepted or rejected (and why). Without  
any feedback at all, even implicit, I have to assume my comments got  
ignored or, worse, have not been read. I'd rather not repeat myself,  
but I think this would really improve the specification a lot for  
readers at very little cost, i.e. without changes to the prose.

Back in March I suggested to reorganize the section order to aid  
readers -- it currently more or less resembles the historic  
development of this module. Links and anchors should be able to stay  
as they are. You should also get rid of lonely headings, i.e. those  
that have no siblings (e.g. "4.2.4.1. HSL Examples").

<http://www.w3.org/mid/ 
E9F17F41-5B93-4A1C-8E17-793A87221BB0@crissov.de> (V1)
<http://www.w3.org/mid/A4911912-170C-4CC0-882A- 
D579C406A37F@crissov.de> (V2)

WD	V1	V2a	V2b
3.	3	3	3	Color properties
3.1	3.1	3.1	3.1	Foreground color: the ‘color’ property
3.2	3.2	3.2	3.2	Transparency: the ‘opacity’ property
4.	4	4	4	Color units
4.2	4.1	4.1	4.1	Numerical color values
4.2.1	4.1.1	4.1.1	4.1.1	RGB color values
4.2.2	4.1.2	4.1.2	4.1.2	RGBA color values
4.2.4	4.1.3	4.1.3	4.1.3	HSL color values
4.2.5	4.1.4	4.1.4	4.1.4	HSLA color values
			4.2	Color keywords
	4.2	4.2		Absolute color keywords
4.1	4.2.1	4.2.1	4.2.1	HTML4 color keywords
4.3	4.2.2	4.2.2	4.2.2	SVG color keywords
4.2.3	4.3.1	4.2.3	4.2.3	‘transparent’ color keyword
	4.3	4.3		Relative color keywords
4.4	4.3.2	4.3.1	4.2.4	‘currentcolor’ color keyword
4.5				CSS System Colors
4.5.1				CSS2 System Colors
	4.3.3	4.3.2	4.2.5	System color keywords
4.6	5	5	5	Notes on using colors
3.1.1	5.1	5.1	5.1	Gamma correction
5.	5.2	5.2	5.2	Simple alpha compositing

I assume there will be a W3C QA review of the document before PR  
publication, which should catch orthographical, typographical and  
other editorial errors like mixed quote sign usage ("'foo'" and  
"‘bar’"), "¡" instead of "°" or inconsistent heading case.

Does W3C style really recommend / require a dot after first-level  
heading numbers ("3.", not "3"), but not after all subsequent ones  
("3.1", not "3.1.")?
Received on Monday, 4 August 2008 07:32:24 GMT

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