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. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/syndata.html#value-def-color -- David Dorward http://david.us-lot.org/ HTML email is a bit like using coloured paper and glitter ink on a CV.