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Re: SVG Color Keywords Applicability

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 15:14:41 -0700
To: Peter Moulder <Peter.Moulder@infotech.monash.edu.au>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080513221441.GC16791@pickering.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2008-05-13 15:15 +1000, Peter Moulder wrote:
> 
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 05:04:09PM -0700, L. David Baron wrote:
> 
> > This has been recorded as
> > http://csswg.inkedblade.net/spec/css3-color#issue-19 and has been
> > addressed in the editor's draft at
> > http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-color/#svg-color by adding the
> > sentence:
> >   # This specification extends their definition beyond SVG.
> 
> Can sections 4.1 and 4.3 be merged, then?  Suggested title ‘Color
> keywords’.  We could still start by listing the 16 HTML colours (or 17
> CSS 2.1 colours, = HTML + orange) given that they include the most basic
> colours.
> 
> Having a single section makes it clearer that there's no distinction in
> their treatment as far as css3-color is concerned.

Reorganizing the specification at this level of maturity has a bit
of cost (breaking links people have, requiring reorganization of the
test suite, etc.).  It also makes it a lot harder to write the
profiles section I reference below.  Do you really think that's
worth it?

(I'd have agreed if you made this comment during last call.)

> If a motivation for having separate lists is to give information on
> backwards compatibility, then I'd have thought it more valuable to
> identify the colour specifications supported by CSS 2.1
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#color-units)
> than those supported by HTML attributes.

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-color/#profiles does this already, I
think.

-David

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