CSS and system colors
Neil Galarneau writes:
> On MS-Windows, and probably on other UIs, there are system colors
> such as the default background color of a window (COLOR_WINDOW)
> and the default foreground color of text (COLOR_WINDOWTEXT) (and
> many more).
> In the current version of CSS, the only way I can see to cause those
> colors to come up on everyone's machines is to not define any colors
> in a complete branch of the html tree right up to the HTML root
> AND hope that the UA's default colors match those of the system.
> Then that branch will use those system colors.
> Should there be a more explicit way to get to those colors?
This is a good idea. It should probably be doine through reserved
names, perhaps 'system-color' and system-background' ? The latter name
would be open for system backgrounds that are more than just a color.
I'll put it on the list of good ideas for the next round.
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