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Re: Colour tweaking (was: Re: Agenda conf call 25-jan-2012)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:21:15 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCqS2h-QA9NpNgra-o7jC6Cm9NjoSR+qvmfn-kb_cG0Hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: CSS public list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 9:03:21 PM, Daniel wrote:
>
> DG> 5. Color tweaking in CSS
> DG> ------------------------
>
> DG> Color tweaking (darkening for instance) is a request we get all
> DG> the time from the author's community. I think we should (a) have
> DG> a complete and detailed message explaining why we can't have it
> DG> in CSS (b) or really start thinking about it. I also think our
> DG> current position about it (does not exist in CSS) is indefendable
> DG> in the long run.
>
> DG> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jan/0942.html
>
> Isn't this something that CSS Filters already does?
>
> You can lighten, darken, hue rotate, desaturate already using the filter syntax.

That lets you lighten/darken/etc an entire particular element.  It
doesn't help the use-case of tweaking a color that is then used
throughout the document (like a variable), or of tweaking the color
used in a single property in an element.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:22:02 GMT

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