W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > December 2011

RE: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:46:27 +0000
To: David Chambers <david.chambers.05@gmail.com>
CC: Chris Nager <cnager@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D170450C095@TK5EX14MBXC264.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
In IE5, “#12” was treated as the same as “#120” IIRC.  Cases like “#1234” also have interesting treatment.

So, compatibility is one concern.

I don’t have an opinion on what’s sensible or not about that treatment.  But I do take issue with saying “there’s only one way to intepret #mn” when we have at least one decacde-old public implementation that proves otherwise.

-Brian


From: David Chambers [mailto:david.chambers.05@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:10 AM
To: Brian Manthos
Cc: Chris Nager; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com<mailto:brianman@microsoft.com>> wrote:

Given that “#rgb” expands within channels (#rrggbb), why should “#mn” expand across channels (#mnmnmn)?

I don't see this as a problem. Since there's no sensible way to expand "#mn" within channels, why not have it expand in a different — importantly, obviously different — manner?
David


On 1 December 2011 03:55, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com<mailto:brianman@microsoft.com>> wrote:
Given that “#rgb” expands within channels (#rrggbb), why should “#mn” expand across channels (#mnmnmn)?

From: Chris Nager [mailto:cnager@gmail.com<mailto:cnager@gmail.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:34 AM
To: www-style@w3.org<mailto:www-style@w3.org>
Subject: Re: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

Hey Markus,

I completely agree. I sent a tweet out about this a while back:
https://twitter.com/#!/ChrisNager/status/83651049558253568


@ChrisNager:
"As far as color hexcodes go in #css, I've always thought if #0cf works for #00ccff, shouldn't #f work for #ffffff and #a1 work for #a1a1a1?"

Cheers!

Chris Nager
cnager@gmail.com<mailto:cnager@gmail.com>

Received on Thursday, 1 December 2011 18:47:08 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:20:47 GMT