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Re: [csswg-drafts] Change three color names (#5284)

From: Chris Lilley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:52:13 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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Added a explanatory note, as there seems to be consensus for that:

> Note: these color names are standardized here, not because they are good, but because their use and implementation has been widespread for decades and the standard needs to reflect reality. Indeed, it is often hard to imagine what each name will look like (hence the list below); the names are not evenly distributed throughout the sRGB color volume, the names are not even internally consistent ( darkgray is lighter than gray, while lightpink is darker than pink), and some names (such as indianred, which was originally named after a red pigment from India), have been found to be offensive. Thus, their use is not encouraged.

Also on agenda for TPAC, which might result in deprecating some/all


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