Re: A nit and an addition for the current draft

William Perry (
Mon, 18 Sep 95 06:13 PDT

Bert Bos writes:
> Steve Grimm writes:
> |The nit: The text-background attribute has an ambiguous value type.
> |
> |<style>
> | body: text-background="bluegreen"
> |</style>
> |
> |There's no way for a parser to know if "bluegreen" is a relative URL or a
> |color name. Perhaps there should be two attributes for background, with a
> |defined order of precedence between them.
> The intention is that color names are entered as keywords without
> quotes. The reasoning behind this is, that, presumably, the number of
> color names is small, so they can be entered in the parser's hash table.

That seems a particularly poor way to differentiate between the two. If
a user wants 'readability' they might very well choose to write everything

body: text-background="red" text-foreground="white" font-style="demi-bold"

Ideally, this should `just work right' from the users perspective.

-Bill P.