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Grey vs. Gray
In this article, the names "gray" and "grey" are intermixed. "Grey" is typically British, and "gray" typically the American variant.
As seen at http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_colornames.asp, the HTML and CSS standards have the same color entries for both. This should be reflected in this article.
However, it is also worth noting that the page http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#color-units uses the spelling "gray" exclusively.
Klassica 19:15, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
It's also worth mentioning that style.color = 'grey' can cause a parse error on IE7 browsers - whether this is because IE is not standards-compliant or because 'gray' is the only one in the CSS21 standard is up for debate...
Shouldn't the "grey/gray" in X11 color names at least be consistent? Currently it lists LightGrey DarkGray
To whoever reverted my changes discussed above. I have reinstated them. As I stated the Grey versions are valid and exist in http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/types.html#ColorKeywords and http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/#svg-color
Further X11 includes grey spelling as an alternative, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11_color_names and BTW w3 reference for X11 colours is to the wikipedia X11 color names page, all external links there also list both grey & gray. In summary W3 includes both grey & gray, W3 refer to the wikipedia X11 names, the X11 page lists both grey & gray, the Section Title is 'X11 color names' NOT somebody's view of what the names are. ˥ Ǝ Ʉ H Ɔ I Ɯ (talk) 00:11, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Decimal RGB definition
Merge not needed?
I've found that a merge tag was already put. But it was commented out later, stating that "Canceled as irrelevant" (but it's not irrelevant at all, see above), "Canceled with prejudice" (I can not get the point in doing something " with prejudice" at all!) and "talk section never linked or started justifying reworking these pages" (I think that the merging need was self-evident, anyhow I've explained here now and if somebody want so we can talk about).
Later (while I was writing this here) I've seen by chance that my edit had been reverted "". I can not understand how they could be "", as there are some difference between them (There are some -little- things in HTML color names that are not in Web colors#HTML color names, and -if I can remember right- the other way round too) and they are two separated section/article. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:06, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
- C'mon now - the table (which is about all there is) is identical, and there are a couple of other minor things that are mentioned elsewhere in the main article. If something has been missed, you can transfer the information. I was going to speedy delete as duplication, but I think a redirect works better. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:35, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
X11 color names
We need to be very careful with X11 color names. The article mentions the 'list of web "X11 colors" from the CSS3 specification'; but the CSS3 specification, which is found at http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/, has "X11" five times: once in the text; once as a reference within the text; once as the target for that reference; and twice in links to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11_color_names
I think it is how you read the 'X11 color names' section. Noting it is a section of an article 'Web Colors', so the section 'X11 color names' is documenting the X11 in relation to Web, the thing that relates them is CSS, hence the list is the "X11 colors", ie in quotes, from the CSS spec. In other words the the list is the Web CSS list of colors which derived from X11. The CSS spec says "The table below provides a list of the X11 colors [X11COLORS] supported by popular browsers with the addition of gray/grey", emphasis on 'supported by', so it is CSS's list, not a definition of X11. So not circular. I think...
The article 'X11 color names' correctly defines them by reference to a X11 rgb.txt file which is the true (though unfortunately non-standardised ) source of names. Even the list there is not an accurate reflection of (a) rgb.txt file. ˥ Ǝ Ʉ H Ɔ I Ɯ (talk) 02:01, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
rgb.txt v's CSS3
While it is just a comparison of two lists it may be original research so I'll stick it here for comment as to weather it is proper or worth adding to the article.
A typical rgb.txt file http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/xc/programs/rgb/rgb.txt?rev=1.2&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup v's CSS3 colours http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/#svg-color
Apart from repeated colour variants, eg AntiqueWhite1..4, Grey1..99 the two lists are very similar.
Colour names in CSS not in RGB: Aqua, Crimson, Fuchsia, Indigo, Lime, Olive, Silver, Teal
Colour names in RGB not in CSS: LightGoldenrod, LightSlateBlue, NavyBlue, VioletRed
For posterity the decimal RGBs for the above are:
Aqua 0 255 255 = RGB Cyan & CSS Cyan
Crimson 220 20 60
Fuchsia 255 0 255 = RGB Magenta & CSS Magenta
Indigo 75 0 130
Lime 0 255 0 = RGB Green
Olive 128 128 0
Silver 192 192 192 (almost identical to Grey/Gray)
Teal 0 128 128
LightGoldenrod 238 221 130
LightSlateBlue 132 112 255
NavyBlue 0 0 128 = CSS Navy
VioletRed 208 32 144
the others do not have equivalents
The article already mentions "Note that this includes the common synonyms: aqua (HTML4/CSS 1.0 standard name) and cyan (common sRGB name), magenta (common sRGB name) and fuchsia (HTML4/CSS 1.0 standard name), gray (HTML4/CSS 1.0 standard name) and grey" which is the authors observation of the two references.