[thelist] CSS: colour attributes #2

michael ensor edc at wnc.quik.co.nz
Sun Aug 11 12:00:46 CDT 2002

Further to the first post, after digging out one of my reference books,

A "keyword color name" specifies an RGB color based on a keyword specifying
a particular colour.Both HTML and CSS provide 16 standard colour names that
can be used to specify colours: black, white, aqua, blue, fuschia, gray [I
think that through some quirk you need to spell it grey] , green, lime,
maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal and yellow.

I haven't checked this reference but try:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank" <framar at interlog.com>
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Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: [thelist] CSS: colour attributes

> As far as I understand, colour can be specified in a number of ways in
> 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
> 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?
> Thanks.
> Frank Marion
> framar at interlog.com
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