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Re: [css3-color] Don't deprecate CSS System Colors

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:58:15 +0100
To: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>, "CSS 3 W3C Group" <www-style@w3.org>
> Dear CSS WG,
> Please don't deprecate CSS System Colors. The LC states they're going to 
> be deprecated in favour of appearance. But if appearance isn't in a Rec by 
> then (and this is most likely), then deprecation based on this suggested 
> replacement will be utterly premature (which will hurt accessibility among 
> others). Furthermore, I think the full-fledged styling of a native UI 
> control the appearance property is going to provide will often be too 
> wholesale or even outright inadequate for some purposes where CSS Systems 
> Colors should be used (e.g. when the styled element is not a UI control at 
> all; would you want the very paragraph from the spec example to start 
> looking and behaving entirely like a window?).

I agree with you here. CSS System Colors don't have the same purpose as 

Maybe the deprecate text should be replaced by something like that :

    " NOTE: If you want to emulate a UI control, please prefer the use of 
the 'appearance' property defined in the CSS3 UI Module. "

Received on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:58:59 UTC

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