Color table for styles

The css-1 spec lists named colors.  I made a table of these 
colors so that I could see what they looked like 
and have made it available at:

The table uses the style attribute of the table data element,
for example:

<TR> <TD style=" background: antiquewhite; color: black " >
antiquewhite </TD> </TR> 

While I did this I found out some interesting things:

1) MSIE supports *far* more than the 16 named colors they list in
their docs.  In fact, they seem to support all that are in the

2) in the CSS spec, "gray" is spelled with an "e" in "lightgrey"
but with an "a" everywhere else ("darkgray").  Are both spellings
supposed to work?

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Received on Sunday, 7 July 1996 22:22:11 UTC