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RE: [css-color-4] Renaming gray()

From: George Weilenmann <george.weilenmann@insightsoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:52:14 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
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@TJ *agreed*, it could be an alias, although if I am remembering from other threads aliases are being actively avoided.
I was trying to provide possible compromise from the points that I had seen raised so far, and now I'll gracefully bow back out.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:47 PM
To: George Weilenmann
Cc: Kornel Lesiński; www-style list; Lea Verou
Subject: Re: [css-color-4] Renaming gray()

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM, George Weilenmann <george.weilenmann@insightsoftware.com> wrote:
> I know I am an outside here, but as a suggestion...
>
> How about leaving gray() as is and adding graying(), graying implies an actionable making a distinction between the two.
>
> Where gray(%) resolves to the shade of gray rgb(%,%,%) And Where
> graying(%) acts as a blender towards gray(50%)

While it's a little less obviously named, turning a color gray is just reducing its saturation, and so can be done via the color() function and the saturation() adjuster, like "color(red saturation(- 20%))".

~TJ
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