[thelist] CSS: colour attributes

Frank framar at interlog.com
Sun Aug 11 00:56:08 CDT 2002

As far as I understand, colour can be specified in a number of ways in HTML
and CSS

"white"   a limited number of named colours.

"#FFFFFF" hexadecimal, three groups of two.

rgb(255,255,255) three groups representing, red, green blue.

I've been seeing this "#FFF" all over the place for a long time. At first,
I thought that it was simply sloppy code. Then I found Eric Meyer using it.
I can't seem to find a reference that details the composition of the
statement, even on the w3c. I'm feeling kind'a stumped, kind'a dumb.

Can someone point me in the right direction?


Frank Marion
framar at interlog.com

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