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

From: Rafał Pietrak <rafal@ztk-rp.eu>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:21:26 +0200
Message-ID: <53A40B26.6010509@ztk-rp.eu>
To: www-style@w3.org
I'm not a member of W3C, but I'd vote for extreme caution.


1. It's always hard to decline a favour to a person who we respect. And 
now it's a moment when a promissed favour (a name of a colour) can 
possibly be withdrawn - this will be bad, so currently I must say I'm 
for keeping that favour.

2. But honoring related persons in the field of science and technology 
milestones looks to me like an attemt to call the Hubble telescope, a 
"Grace Telescope" in honor of his beloved wife. This most probably turns 
bad as time go by. (BTW: pls don't assume, that I know if Grace Hubble 
still lives or not. I'm not intending any sort of disrespect in any way; 
this serves only for the purpose of presenting long term "evolution" of 
a name given some time ago).

3. IMHO I would apropriate for Marie Curie to call "her another 
invention" after her diseesed housbaend Perrie. But it wouldn't be 
apropriate for an academy to do the same, when the intention would have 
been to honor her.

So, IMHO the honor should not be withdrawn at the moment, but I'm 
calling "the academy" here to refreim in the future from  honoring 
anybody indirectly: e.g. by using names of his/her relatives.

Regards,

-R
Received on Friday, 20 June 2014 10:22:18 UTC

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