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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-color-adjust-1] more granular overriding of forced colors mode than per-element (#4178)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:22:48 +0000
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I suppose my question now is: *why* is this different from the example in the OP? What is the justification for using colors other than what the user explicitly indicated they want to exclusively see?

Note in particular that `forced-colors` gives *zero* indication of what those colors are; all the author knows is that the page will be shifted into exclusively using the system colors. (And possibly that it's roughly a darkish or lightish theme.)

In particular, there is no guarantee in your example that `#767676` isn't *already* the text or background color (or close to it), rendering the text either invisible or indistinguishable from normal. Or even if neither of these are true, the other disabled text on the platform is probably *not* in `#767676`, so this'll look different for no apparent reason. Whereas using `graytext` would make it look exactly like all the other disabled text on the platform automatically, *whatever* color that was.

I'd like to see some examples that need a *specific* color and couldn't be served by a system color.

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