Re: color text?

Eric Bina (
Mon, 1 May 95 16:02:45 EDT

> > Is there any proposed format for making colorized text in HTML?
> > I assume with backrounds there must be a way to make colorized text to
> > provide the proper contrast, but what is the propsed method?
> This problem is best tackled with style sheets. In the meantime, I suggest
> that browser developers use heuristic techniques to select the default
> text color to give a proper contrast with the specified background.
> For instance, VUE for X11 uses black or white text depending on the
> chosen color for the window background. Simple color theory can be
> used for a more sophistocated treatment.

Yes, there is a proposed format for describing colored text to go with
your colored background. It is described at
and supported in all Netscape 1.1 browsers.

Dave and the others on this group know it exists, and we have proposed it
for HTML 3.0, but they would rather require you use a style sheet for this
which is why they havn't mentioned it to you.