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

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 19:33:55 -0700
To: lordpixel@mac.com, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-id: <B91C2F23.DAB7%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 5/30/02 6:25 PM, "Andy" <lordpixel@mac.com> wrote:

>> Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> * Personally I want to keep "orange" if we can make exceptions.  Perhaps we
>> let folks nominate specific X11 colors (maybe just one per person ;-) NOT to
>> deprecate, and if there are no objections we keep those few colors?
> 
> Indeed. If it weren't for the obvious shortcomings of the HTML list I'd
> really suggest dumping X11 and keeping just that short list.
> 
> But, though I suspect you're being facetious,

Somewhat.  I was half-serious.

> you have hit the nail
> right on the head with Orange. If I recall my secondary school art
> lessons, then every school child should recognise:
> 
> red, yellow, blue and green, orange, purple
> 
> as the primary and secondary colours.
> 
> Well, the HTML colours almost pass the "high school" test, with the
> addition of orange.
> 
> I know it sounds simplisitic, but with orange added they do make a
> pretty good "intuitive" base set.
> 
> Sure, there are a few others I'm sure we'd all like, but we're talking
> about the spec here - no one is going to force user agent vendors to
> remove Violet, Brown or Pink etc.
> 
> So, if its concrete proposals that are ready today that you need for a
> last call, here's one:
> 
> Drop the X11 colours,

Would deprecating the X11 colors instead be acceptable?

> keep the HTML ones as a base set to recognise
> common usage.

Ok.

> Add orange to the HTML ones if you can bring yourself to do so.

Ok.

Thanks,

Tantek
Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 22:29:16 GMT

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