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Re: named color values

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 10:05:57 -0700
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To: Wendell Piez <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
The SVG 1.0 specification and CSS3 will both support a common but larger 
set of named color values. SVG 1.0 is now at Proposed Recommendation, so it 
looks like it will be the first specification to support the larger set of 
named color values. See http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/types.html#ColorKeywords.


At 04:50 PM 7/22/01 -0400, Wendell Piez wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I have found language in the CSS2 spec 
>(http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/syndata.html#color-units) about named color 
>values (you know, our friends aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green 
>etc.), but observe that the tools I'm testing apparently support a bigger 
>set, the one that includes the more exotic gainsboro, lightpink and so 
>forth. Forgive my ignorance, but does HTML4.0 or CSS define this larger 
>set (and if so, where)? Having a complete list of this set with their 
>numeric values would be ideal. Are they a requirement for SVG support?
>BTW, great work getting to PR!
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