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RE: [CfC] adding 'rebeccapurple' color to CSS Color Level 4

From: George Weilenmann <george.weilenmann@insightsoftware.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:53:56 +0000
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6831C5AB7FFA4047B0D01BD5BC2530B774158704@mbx500-u1-lo-1.exch500.msoutlookonline.net>
EasterEggs of this nature add a nice human touch to an otherwise mechanical specification.
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From: Jonathan Kew [jfkthame@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:41 AM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [CfC] adding 'rebeccapurple' color to CSS Color Level 4

On 19/6/14 16:04, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> (co-chair hat on)
>
> Following a proposal sent to social media, it is suggested
> to add the named color 'rebeccapurple', for value #663399, to
> CSS Color Level 4. This is a tribute to Eric Meyer's daughter
> who recently passed away and a mark of support from all the
> Web community to Eric. I requested to ping Eric to be absolutely
> sure he is ok with this; he responded "he was honored by the gesture,
> and would love to accept it".
>
> Some implementors (Mozilla, Apple, Google and Microsoft) have already
> said they will implement and ship the new value.
>
> So this is a Call for Consensus on that proposal.
>
> Unless there is an objection in reply to the present message
> before this friday 11:59pm pacific time, I will declare consensus and
> the value will be added to CSS Color Level 4.

Personally, I'm not really comfortable with this. While it may be a
touching gesture, I don't think it's appropriate to enshrine a bit of
personal sentimentality in a W3C technical standard.

Nice thought, wrong place.

But I expect I'll be vilified for saying so.

JK


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