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Re: [css-color] Editorial - Named colors

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:18:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB8j3f+kburGt-KsNAmDs5RuSfTaTZp6NO5+jO_64Lq1w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 3:16 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-color/#named-colors says this:
>  16 of CSS’s named colors come from HTML originally: [...]. Nearly all of
> the
>  rest (save two special values, transparent and currentcolor) come from one
>  version of the X11 color system, used in Unix-derived systems to specify
>  colors for the console.
>
> There is one value which is neither coming from HTML, nor an X11 color, nor
> one of the 2 special values: rebeccapurple
>
> I suggest amending the text to:
>  [...] ((save two special values, transparent and currentcolor, and one
> memorial value, rebeccapurple) [...]
>
> Alternatively, if we don't want to single out rebeccapurple, the following
> phrasing makes the list of exceptions non exhaustive:
>  [...] ((two special values are transparent and currentcolor) [...]

Good catch. Done.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 22 August 2014 00:19:13 UTC

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