[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 17311] New: Several pseudocolors (CSS2, originally defined by MS) are badly assigned.

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           Summary: Several pseudocolors (CSS2, originally defined by MS)
                    are badly assigned.
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Macintosh
               URL: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.5
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: gregharewood at mac.com

This is a follow-on from bug 16905, which reported and fixed the color "menu". 
I opened this bug when I observed that "MenuText" on "Menu" had bad contrast.

See URL for MS color intent explanation. See attached HTML for example of how
colors are used.  See attached image for how IE7 renders the above; it is
reminiscent of Windows 95.

The state of affairs seems to be that some colors have been completely omitted,
some have been misunderstood, and some provide bad contrast in their intended
text/background pairings.

- MenuText on Menu is white on light gray.  It should probably be black on

- HighlightText on HighLight is black on lilac for me - i.e. themed text
selection color.  This does not appear to be Microsoft's original intent. 
HighlightText on HighLight is the combo that they use for highlighting selected
menu items.  It should, therefore, on Leopard, be white on blue.  The present
choice might equally represent what it has been used for in the field... but
the general consensus is at least light on dark - and this will give better
odds when web designers mix and match colors.

- CaptionText on ActiveCaption is black on black.  This is unreadable.  It is
the combo originally intended to be for title bars on windows, and is white on
dark blue under IE7.

- InactiveCaptionText on InactiveCaption should follow the same theme but be

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