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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 16:05:18 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A7695@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: Jon.Ferraiolo@adobe.com, steven.pemberton@cwi.nl, www-style@w3.org
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

Jon said:
> So, it might be good to look at strategies that are most likely bring 
> discussion to a close as quickly as possible, such as "just 
> accept what SVG 
> 1.0 did" or "deprecate all color keywords everywhere". 
> Defining new color 
> keywords seems likely to produce the longest possible discussion.

What's the practicality of simply using the rgb format,
then in an informative part of the spec providing
a guide table of names that could be used,
Something of the form

colourName  rgb value

Such that if this is being approached from some programmatic
form such a table could be defined to allow the names to be used.

answering the 'other spec's view':

XSL refers over to CSS2
CSS2 Reference: "border-top-color" property 

which defers to

The list of keyword color names is: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green,
lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow.
These 16 colors are defined in HTML 4.0 

No resolution there,

I liked Chris's comment this morning
<quote>But now it seems the
trend is more to document existing practice rather than design a good
thing - same as happened in HTML 3.2 and 4.0. Pragmatics and a stab at
interoperability wins over a pure but unused design.</quote>

for Internationalisation, is rgb the short way out?

Regards DaveP


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