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Re: ideas for future css versions ...

From: Adam Kuehn <akuehn@nc.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 11:19:31 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110408bd5ce810ca12@[]>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Brian Hunger <thebrunger@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>

Ian Hickson wrote:
>On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Brian Hunger wrote:
>>  alpha!
>Already supported by Safari.

Just out of curiosity, why is there not hex notation for this, as 
Brian suggests?  Most designers use hex notation for their colors 
(it's the shortest declaration available).  Is it just too difficult 
to parse in hex form?  Can some sort of delimiter not be required? 
(E.g. color: #fff-0.8; or color: #ffffff-0.8;)  That would eliminate 
ambiguity issues, and a compliant 2.1 UA would just ignore the 
declaration, same as it would any rgba() notation.

Just curious, as it seems less friendly in its present form.


-Adam Kuehn
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2004 15:19:54 UTC

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