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

On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:11:41 +0200, L. David Baron <>  

> 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
> 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