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Re: [CfC] adding 'rebeccapurple' color to CSS Color Level 4

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:27:53 -0400
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <7a2b2de9d63c16cafb2dbe48791aee28@gtalbot.org>
Le 2014-06-19 11:04, Daniel Glazman a écrit :
> (co-chair hat on)
> Following a proposal sent to social media, it is suggested
> to add the named color 'rebeccapurple', for value #663399, to
> CSS Color Level 4. This is a tribute to Eric Meyer's daughter
> who recently passed away and a mark of support from all the
> Web community to Eric. I requested to ping Eric to be absolutely
> sure he is ok with this; he responded "he was honored by the gesture,
> and would love to accept it".
> Some implementors (Mozilla, Apple, Google and Microsoft) have already
> said they will implement and ship the new value.
> So this is a Call for Consensus on that proposal.
> Unless there is an objection in reply to the present message
> before this friday 11:59pm pacific time, I will declare consensus and
> the value will be added to CSS Color Level 4.
> Thanks.
> </Daniel>


I disagree with such proposal. I have nothing personal for or against 
Eric Meyer or his daughter. Of all the things that need to be corrected, 
reedited, changed, tested, modified, illustrated, etc.. in the 
specifications, this has to be the least significant one.
Lots of people have contributed (volunteerly or not) to the advance of 
web standards. So where are you going to stop from now on?

If Microsoft wants to name its next browser the "Bill and Steve" web 
browser (instead of Internet Explorer 12), then that's their business.

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