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Re: [whatwg] A mask="" advisory flag for <link rel=icon>

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:35:51 +0100
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Message-ID: <20150617103551.GH2720@stripey.com>
Kornel Lesiński writes:

> > - Change <link rel=icon mask> to <link rel=mask-icon>, but keep
> > using the theme-color meta for the color
> Please don't use meta theme-color. 
> Financial Times' theme color is "salmon pink" (#fff1e0), but FT's logo
> must use black letters.

That's another advantage of specifying the mask icon should be a single
colour (with transparency), and using that colour as the basis for
displaying it: The Pink Un can use black letters and have them actually
be black, and Twitter can use a blue bird and have it actually be blue,
with nobody having to add or change any existing theme-color.

It's also much easier to teach ‘if you want a red house, draw a solid
house in the particular share of red you want’ than ‘if you want a red
house, draw it in solid black, then specify the shade of red separately
in multiple files that you don't necessarily have full control over’.

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