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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-color] Unnecessary comma in color()

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:36:13 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-230898208-1467837371-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Okay, you wanna be radical, let's be *radical*:

1. Remove all commas from color().
2. Drop that janky `<alpha-value>` nonsense, and just use 
`<percentage>` for the alpha. (Allowing multiple ways to write each 
arg is, I think, one of the mistakes of earlier color functions.)
3. Add an `srgb` predefined colorspace.
4. Let the colorspace be optional, and default to `srgb`.
5. Also remove commas and restrict alpha to %s in all the new color 
functions: lab(), lch(), gray(), hwb().

We can then treat rgb()/rgba() as legacy syntaxes for specifying RGB 
colors (and hsl()/hsla() are already legacy, since hwb() is more 
intuitive for srgb stuff, and lch() is generally better overall).

(I'm not being facetious, I think this whole list is a great idea.)

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