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Re: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:17:07 +1000
Message-ID: <4E38AFA3.7070301@css-class.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, Markus Bruch <macinfo@arcor.de>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 3/08/2011 9:51 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Alan Gresley<alan@css-class.com>  wrote:
>> I totally agree with Tab here regarding a 2-hexadigit variant. The expansion
>> rule is different and could be confusing to authors if any method was
>> spec'd. I'm also against having a 4-hexadigit as a shortcut for 8-hexadigit
>> (last two digits for alpha).
> Bwuh?  Are you against an 8-digit hex variant as well, or just against
> the 4-digit variant specifically?  If the latter, why?  4-digit hex is
> expanded to 8-digit hex in exactly the same way that 3-digit expands
> to 6-digit.
> ~TJ

I support an 8-digit hex with an extra two hex places for alpha 
(#RRGGBBAA). I believe having a shortcut for this is extra confusing an 

Alan Gresley
Received on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 02:17:34 UTC

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