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HTML Help: Color Names
I'm trying to code the background color of "grey" into a table, but it doesn't work. When I use red or green it works, but grey doesn't work. I know grey is one of the named colors, so what's up with that?The trick is, browsers' only recognize official color names. There are 139 of them, and one of them is gray. That's gray with an A, not grey with an E. Change the spelling to the officially recognized color name and you'll have the background color you want.
Here are the official names:
Note that some colors may appear the same because of your computer hardware or settings, or even because your eyeballs may not be able to see the subtle differences between some colors. Or you could be color blind. Or maybe someone has their hands over your eyes. Or you might be wearing sunglasses in the dark—wow, you're cool.
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