Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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Just in case someone does have this this issue, a totally unrelated search regarding HTML threw up this little nugget:

Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color? - Stack Overflow

Which brought me to random string to css color in case you want to know what colo(u)r you represent.

Too good not to share, I thought :grin:
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Re: Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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Learn something new every day...

Thanks! :smile:
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Re: Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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It seems I'm green with envy, whereas Claude comes closest to a glass of wine, (quite fittingly)!
I won't say much about the colour for Leif! :crazy:
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Re: Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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Moi? Brown?

More like Leif :smile:

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It looks too "black" in the font... I thought I was kind to give you a bit of colour.
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I think I'd get plenty of colour if I drank any wine the colour of Claude above... :laugh:
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Leif wrote:I think I'd get plenty of colour if I drank any wine the colour of Claude above... :laugh:
:laugh: :sick:
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Re: Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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stuck comes out as a shade of grey (#000c00). That might explain my gripes here

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Coloring in HTML basically takes two types of values, RGB(R, G, B - each from 0 to 255) or HEX#(RR, GG, BB each from 0 to F in hexadecimal) which can be represented interchangeably. If you are putting any word at bgcolor that contains a few hexadecimal character then that character will show you some unexpected color code that you never imagine. The logical explanation behind this - during Netscape days, incorrect digits in a color code were considered as 0.

So if you apply the same rule to chucknorris
  • Replace all non-hex characters with 0 - you get c00c0000000
  • Pad out the characters so the total numbers are divisible by 3 - c00c 0000 0000
  • Split into 3 groups for RGB - c00c, 0000, 0000
  • Truncate the digits from the right to 2 characters in each color group - c0, 00, 00 (RGB).
This gives you the hex color #C00000 which is a shade of red.

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Welcome to Eileen's Lounge! Thanks for the explanation (which corresponds to that in the StackOverflow link in the first post)
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Re: Why does HTML think “chucknorris” is a color?

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Leif wrote:
26 Jan 2017, 09:29
Which brought me to random string to css color in case you want to know what colo(u)r you represent.
That kind of stunt makes me see red.
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