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

From: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:43:04 +0300
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>, Jan Tosovsky <j.tosovsky@email.cz>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A018D87C-E477-422F-B116-1A0046590B7E@verou.me>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Jul 28, 2014, at 04:09, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Lea Verou <lea@verou.me> wrote:
>>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pp3RY-A4MAs7b-gmqFx6bKn52_G_WLoPFkV0vueiWP4/viewanalytics
>> 
>> So many for "other". Is this people asking that we not limit it to a single
>> choice? I don't see why not to have black() AND the fewer argument versions
>> of rgb() and rgba().
> 
> Lea originally had the fourth option written as "rgb(a) or rgb(a, b)"
> (or something like that), and then corrected it so the second was
> using the rgba() function.  Unfortunately, when you change an option
> like that in Google Forms, all the results for the original label
> switch over to "Other", so the results are going to be somewhat hard
> to interpret now.
> 
> Lea said that rgb() was leading by a majority before she made that
> switch, though.
> 
> ~TJ

Yup. Though even after the change rgb(x)/rgba(x, a) is now leading by a majority. If you count the previous rgb() votes, authors seem very overwhelmingly in favor of it. Which, I have to admit, is very surprising to me, as I think the other options are much more human friendly…

~Lea
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