[thelist] CSS: colour attributes

David Dorward david at us-lot.org
Sun Aug 11 20:55:01 CDT 2002

On Sat, 10 Aug 2002 03:20:55 -0400
Frank <framar at interlog.com> wrote:

> 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.

The above are acceptable in HTML, the rest are CSS only.

> 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.

Its shorthand, with #abc == #aabbcc

Described in section 4.3.6 of the CSS 2 specification.


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