Re: [css3-color] RGBA Hex Notation

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 implemented").

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


L. David Baron                       
Mozilla Corporation             

Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 22:24:33 UTC