Color Vs. No Color question
tkil-sdpm at scrye.com
Tue Jun 17 12:57:14 CDT 2003
>>>>> "Joel" == Joel Fentin <joel at fentin.com> writes:
Joel> Do I have to use html tags to retain color on all browsers?
No, you just need to use correct color tags (as someone else already
"DDDDDD" is *not* a valid color specification.
"#DDDDDD" *is* a valid color specification.
The browsers try hard to do the right thing, but in this case, they're
defeated. My guess is that, if Netscape sees a letter as the first
character of a color specification, it tries to look it up in the X
colors database -- because, if you change your code to use "00FF00"
(with no pound sign!) it *does* honor the color.
Just use "#DDDDDD", and it will maintain color in all browsers.
Because that's the standard. Funny how that works, isn't it?
A small plea: unless you have a very good reason to set the background
color, please don't. The web is not a printed page, and the rules of
printed text on reflective medium (e.g., "dark text on light is easier
to read") do not necessarily apply to a light-emitting medium.
Granted, I've mostly given up on this crusade, but oh well...
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