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

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 19:56:03 +0200
Message-ID: <51104155515.20020530195603@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>

On Thursday, May 30, 2002, 6:51:51 PM, Tobias wrote:


TR> Chris Lilley wrote:


>> Not immediately apparent from that posting (though visible in the
>> examples), the hues can be combined.


TR> Ah OK.


>> Will see if i
>> have a copy of that paper around somewhere, in a file cabinet at
>> INRIA most likely if it has not been thrown out.


TR> Perhaps you could get an electronic copy from the publisher, perhaps 
TR> with permission to post it online?

Perhaps, if there seems to be interest in adding a new set of color
keywords.


>> It remains to be shown, though, that any color naming syntax has any
>> benefit over entity references which can be used to assign any desired
>> color to any desired keyword, under user control, in any language,
>> with 100% interoperability and no changes to the specification.


TR> You mean the designer would map his own keywords to RGB values via XML entities?

Yes.

TR> If that's what you mean, I really don't like it.
TR> I want to have the flexibility of RGB (which is there right now), plus 
TR> the convenience and expressiveness of nice human language descriptions 
TR> (sentences or keywords); the latter mechanism should be convenient, and 
TR> not require me to declare entities first.

Why is that inconvenient? Its the standard XML mechanism for doing
such a thing.


TR> Tobi





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