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Re: [css-colors] Specify the System Colors colors

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:49:08 +0200
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w2rxb6xridj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:11:41 +0200, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>  

> For a start, the system colors are still needed along with
> 'appearance', given the way appearance is actually (interoperably, I
> think) implemented.


> I don't think Gecko would be able to honor this should, both because
> we need the correct values in our UA style sheets

Which UA stylesheet(s) use system colors in Gecko?

> and because we
> need them in our UI.

That doesn't mean they need to be exposed to the Web, right?

> (That said, Gecko also has a number of longstanding prefixed
> extensions to address issues such as those raised in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2013Aug/0027.html
> The working group removed these additions from the spec, I believe
> because it wanted to deprecate the entire set.)
>> Using just black and white seems unnecessarily boring. It's also not
>> so clear which ones are backgrounds and which are foregrounds.
> There's a clear separation between foregrounds, backgrounds, and
> borders.


Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 2 September 2013 07:42:58 UTC

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