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Re: [css3-color] RGBA Hex Notation

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 15:23:46 -0700
To: Adam Kuehn <akuehn@nc.rr.com>
Cc: "'Mikko Rantalainen'" <mira@st.jyu.fi>, "'W. Leon Sutton, Jr.'" <wsuttonjr@hyponiqs.com>, "'fantasai'" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080513222346.GE16791@pickering.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2008-05-13 13:14 -0400, Adam Kuehn wrote:
> First, it isn't really the addition of a full-blown "feature".  RGBA is
> already the specified feature.  This suggestion adds only a notational
> convention to access the feature.

I really don't see how you can say it's not a feature.  A new syntax
for the same thing is a feature.  It would still delay the spec
advancing to recommendation, since there are not two interoperable
implementations of the feature.

> Finally, implementation of a hex notation, whatever the agreed format,
> should be completely trivial.  Parsers are just not that hard to write when
> the input format is clearly specified and inflexible.  The code for
> producing the actual color is already there for use, as you just explained
> ("current feature set...is...widely implemented").

It's not trivial to ship that in already-released browsers.


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