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Re: [whatwg] brand-color meta extension

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:13:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Tao Bai <michaelbai@google.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1406261806110.1057@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, 26 Jun 2014, Tao Bai wrote:
> The brand color is super set of them and not limited to use in the 
> navbutton or status bar, furthermore, not all browsers have navbutton or 
> status concept, it makes developer confused.

I don't think it confuses authors any more, and possibly a lot less, than 
having three ways to do essentially the same thing.

> The "msapplication-navbutton-color" and 
> "apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" are prefix and browser specific, 
> brand-color is general and could be standard for all browsers.

That the keywords are prefixed is a mistake made by the relevant vendors, 
but I don't think it should stop us from using them if they are 

Looking at those two keywords more closely, it seems that 
"apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" wouldn't work because it doesn't 
take a CSS colour, it takes some specific keywords. However, 
"msapplication-navbutton-color", and, maybe better, 
"msapplication-TileColor", seem like pretty good fits to me. I don't 
really understand why one would avoid just reusing those, either instead 
of, or at least as well as, a newer more generic term.

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