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Bug 13330 - Link colors are wrong in the rendering section
Summary: Link colors are wrong in the rendering section
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-22 16:18 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-09-26 21:44 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-07-22 16:18:41 UTC

The link colors are wrong.  :link is #00e in Firefox 7.0a2 and Chrome 14 dev,
IE10PP2 is #06c, Opera 11.50 is #00c.  For :visited, Opera 11.50 seems to be
#800080, #551a8b in Firefox/Chrome, and I couldn't easily figure out in IE. 
Firefox/Chrome seem like the most sensible to settle on here.

Posted from:
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/14.0.803.0 Safari/535.1
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor 2011-07-22 16:20:15 UTC
(thanks to Ms2ger for pointing this out when I complained in #whatwg that Chrome doesn't use blue for links and it was confusing some of my tests; turns out no one does)
Comment 2 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:36:27 UTC
mass-move component to LC1
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-08-19 02:53:33 UTC
Yeah, I mostly used #00F and #800080 for historical reasons. Should I change to #00E and #551A8B?
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor 2011-08-19 17:41:48 UTC
That makes the most sense to me, just by market share.  I don't think it makes a huge difference who exactly we follow, but the current spec is definitely wrong.
Comment 5 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-09-23 23:14:12 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 6 contributor 2011-09-23 23:16:19 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r6584.
Check-in comment: Update recommended colors to match reality better.