Re: Color - HTML

Craig Knudsen (
Wed, 25 Jan 1995 19:32:42 +0100

On Wed, 25 Jan 1995, Richard L. Goerwitz wrote:

> There is a constant battle between people who want HTML to remain true
> to the SGML "idea" and those that want to turn it into a variant of X
> and/or TeX. To specify colors is contrary to the spirit of HTML as a
> kind of SGML. The idea is that if we let people get down to minute
> rendering details with HTML, it will no longer be a one-size-for-all
> system, and it will no longer be easy to write and manipulate.

I agree. Leaving color specifications out of HTML lets the end user
pick the colors with the browser. That's one of the great things about
the web.

Craig Knudsen
BTG, Inc.