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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA (May 17, 2004) -- December Communications, Inc. announces expansion of its popular reference site, HTML Station <http://www.december.com/html/>, to include more color reference information, more specification files, and more reference code files.

The HTML Station is a a continuously-updated reference site providing a tutorial, demonstrations, specification summaries, technology descriptions, and supporting information about hypertext markup language (HTML).

The expanded sections of HTML Station include "The Spec Files at HTML Station," "The Color Spot at HTML Station," and "The Code Box at HTML Station."

"The Spec Files at HTML Station" presents hypertext summaries of HTML versions based on the official Document Type Definitions (DTD)'s for these languages. In each reference, the elements defined in the language are shown. Each page of information shows the element's purpose, description, start and end tags, attributes, allowable content, other elements in which it is referenced, and an example use where available. Languages covered include XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Strict, HTML 4.01 Transitional, HTML 4.01 Strict, HTML 3.2 Final, and HTML 2.0 Strict.

"The Color Spot at HTML Station" includes reference information, color codes, and swatches of color for HTML attributes and Cascading Style Sheets including tables of hexadecimal, decimal, and percent RGB colors; hue, saturation, and light codes and swatches; and swatches showing HSLA and RGBA codes (not yet supported by Web browsers). Also included are pages showing tables of color swatches for triple hexadecimal color, the 16 named colors, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) named colors, safe colors, "soft" colors, and colors named according to the Universal Color Language Level 3.

"The Code Box at HTML Station" presents reference information about codes used in HTML and Web work, including ASCII, Greek, Latin, mathematics, special, domain names, URLS, and decimal to hexadecimal conversion.

John December, President of December Communications, Inc., is editor of HTML Station, and publisher and editor of Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine and author of previously published paper books about the Internet, including The World Wide Web Unleashed and Presenting Java.


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