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RE: X11 Colors (was Last call comments on CSS3 module: color)

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 07:53:01 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A767D@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: steven.pemberton@cwi.nl, www-style@w3.org
Cc: www-svg@w3.org



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Pemberton [mailto:steven.pemberton@cwi.nl]
> Sent: 29 May 2002 16:15
> To: Tantek Çelik; fantasai; www-style@w3.org
> Cc: www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: X11 Colors (was Last call comments on CSS3 module: color)
> > Since this issue affects SVG, I think the consensus must 
> include www-svg
> as
> > well, either way, hence I expanded the discussion to that forum.
> 
> Possibly. They should at least be aware of the objections to 
> the bad design
> of the X11 color set (newcomers, see the thread starting
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002May/0122.html)

> Personally I didn't care enough about SVG to fight. I care 
> enough about CSS
> that I don't want to see it spoiled.

Thanks for the bg Steven.

On that logic, I would support the removal or deprecation of
X11-colors in both CSS and SVG. Both because I do care about SVG
*and* I would like to see consistency across W3C recs.

I'm curious what other areas do for colour, where  its important,
e.g. the dtp areas. Any standardisation there that could be referenced?

Regards DaveP

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