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Re: SVG12: system colors

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 21:23:26 +0100
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <5q8qt15j99rk4am61kdmq5a5t3m6mkppcc@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>BH>   From http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/types.html
>BH> [...]
>BH>   In addition to these color keywords, users may specify keywords that
>BH>   correspond to the colors used by objects in the user's environment.
>BH>   The normative definition of these keywords is [CSS2 system colors].
>BH> [...]
>BH> System colors are http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-color-20030514/
>BH> deprecated in css3-color, it is unclear from the draft
>you are talking about the SVG draft or the CSS one?
>Its very clear in the CSS3 draft that the system colors are deprecated.
>Its very clear in the SVG one that they are not deprecated.

Yes, if I make a style sheet for a compound XHTML+SVG document I would
not know whether system colors are okay or not, or for which properties,
neither would I know how to implement proper warnings for deprecated
features in the CSS Validator, for example. I see you've now copied and
pasted the definition for system colors and modified it a bit. This is
exactly the wrong way to make a good specification, please define system
colors through normative reference to either CSS 2.1 or css3-color,
possibly modified to address any concerns you might have.
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