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Re: [whatwg] `brand-color` meta extension

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:58:53 -0400
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <etPan.53ac7b7d.46e87ccd.c41b@Marcoss-MacBook-Pro.local>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>

On June 26, 2014 at 2:17:22 PM, Ian Hickson (ian@hixie.ch) wrote:
> > I think it would make sense to allow vendors to treat these all  
> as
> independent values (in particular, we wouldn't want IE to be  
> forced to
> extend their interpretation of "msapplication-TileColor"  
> and
> "msapplication-navbutton-color" to be redundant), but I do  
> think it would
> make sense to encourage UAs to draw colours from whichever values  
> are
> provided, so that authors don't have to include different values  
> for each
> browser.

I would be in favor of this. It would be good to support the legacy content as its use on the Web is significant. Search I did back in Oct 2013 found these proprietary tags appeared on something like 1% of pages in Alexa's top 78K pages (specially the msTileColor one is quite popular). I don't have the data any more, unfortunately - but could get it again if needed. The thing would be to see if it really does make sense to reuse those things in contexts where `brand-color` is to be used and not produce unexpected results. 

Marcos Caceres
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:59:21 UTC

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