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[Bug 10581] New: Drop the color input type

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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:00:25 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-10581-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10581

           Summary: Drop the color input type
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac System 9.x
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: shelleyp@burningbird.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


One of the new input types is for a color picker. Currently, from my
understanding of the spec, the field only accepts color in hexadecimal format
(such as #ffeeff), and not color names, color specified as RGB values, or
other. In addition, the color is set to #000000 by default (rather than no
color). 

The limitations on the field are such that an implementation would lag far
behind what is in common use today. So much so, that it is unlikely to be used
by web developers or designers. 

This input state also puts decisions about behavior and UI directly into the
hands of the browser developers, rather than leaving such decisions in the
hands of web developers and designers, as can be seen in one discussion:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=547004

This input state adds needless complexity to the browsers, while restricting
choice for developers.

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