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[whatwg] CSS2 system colors in legacy color values

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 01:33:30 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1008040133060.5947@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Darin Adler wrote:
> On Aug 3, 2010, at 5:55 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > WebKit on Mac responds to changes to the color "Highlight" by changing 
> > the colour to the default blue the next time it resolves style (as far 
> > as I can tell). Not exactly a success story. (Highlight is the only 
> > colour over which the user seems to have control on Mac.)
> I just tested this and it works perfectly. When I change the Highlight 
> color using the Appearance pane of the Mac OS X System Preferences the 
> color of highlighted text in Safari is immediately the right color as 
> soon as I switch back to Safari.
> Your comment, ?[WebKit changes] the colour to the default blue the next 
> time it resolves style? makes it sound like the code doesn?t work, but 
> it works well and it is a success story!

We're talking about <body bgcolor=Highlight> here, not about the colour of 
selected text.

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