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use of colornames & validation

From: <NOWAR.MEANS.PEACE@GMAIL>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 14:45:44 +0200
Message-ID: <1096073565.20070904144544@gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
On the next w3schools page I got the following information about the use of color-names
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colornames.asp 
  
QUOTE:
Note: If you want your pages to validate with an HTML or a CSS validator, W3C has listed 16 color names that you can use: 
aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow. 
If you want to use other colors, you must specify their RGB or HEX value. 
END OF QUOTE

So, how come that when a colorname that is NOT in the 16-list is used, the w3c html-validator still validates the page, 
instead of coming up with an error ??

Just curious
sherill
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 12:45:32 GMT

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