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Re: [whatwg] Icon mask and theme color

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:39:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD2Qn26fhdv3p622XWbbzC=30PGKQjiaGH-RtMdM0rVhQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> For similar reasons, it seemed better to reuse the existing theme-color meta (which gives license to darken or lighten the color as needed).

Agreed; along with Ted's observation that theme-color hits at least
the 80/20 use-case, I don't think we need anything new for colors
here.  UAs SHOULD look at the lightness of the theme-color and make
adjustments as appropriate.  (Tho only if necessary - Twitter blue,
for example, should stay unless it's really bad. Icons don't need to
meet the same a11y contrast guidelines as text, I wouldn't think,
giving you a lot of latitude to keep the specified color exactly in
most circumstances.)
Received on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 21:39:51 UTC

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