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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: bgcolor=white and old Changes file (fwd)
Date Mon, 02 Jun 1997 07:16:54 GMT

Grr, looks like this causes problems for some people.  We can 1) remove
the color attributes or 2) use #000000.  I prefer #2.  Thoughts?



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Date: Sun, 1 Jun 97 21:13:35 CDT
From: John Van Essen <>
Subject: Re: bgcolor=white and old Changes file

On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Brian Behlendorf <> wrote:
>On Sat, 31 May 1997, John Van Essen wrote:
>> Can you please go back to allowing the user's preferences to be used
>> (i.e. remove the color settings)?  Or else use numbers, like
>> bgcolor="#ffffff" to get white.
>Is it causing an error in your browser?  

Not an error, but Netscape 1.22 attempts to interpret "white"
using hex, and it apparently uses #0000e0, which is a darkish
blue, which happens to be close to the default link color. 
I can barely see the blue links against the blue background.
It's tough to read black text against dark blue, also.

There are a couple of other pages with blue backgrounds, too
(from the bgcolor=white) that I've encountered at,
like /info/jdk-102.html for example.

I'd prefer a user-friendly omission of the <body> arguments.  :)  :)

        John Van Essen <>

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