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A hue angle of 270 degrees, a saturation of 50% and a lightness of 40%

Eric Meyer is an expert on the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) system used to control the appearance of web documents. He’s the author of multiple books on CSS, and the chaperone of the css-discuss mailing list. His daughter, Rebecca, passed away, and her family asked that those attending memorial services wear purple, her favourite color. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux requested that a purple be added to the CSS color list be named Becca Purple in her memory. Eric suggested that it be named rebeccapurple because his daughter wanted everyone to call her Rebecca after she turned six, and she was six for almost twelve hours. Today, a co-chair of the CSS Working Group announced approval of the change. From now on, rebeccapurple means #663399 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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