How we built it

Accept 8 (#RRGGBBAA) and 4 (#RGBA) value hex colors

Update the CSS color parser to support 8/4-digit hex color. Legacy HTML attribute color parsing, per the "rules for parsing a legacy colour value" of the HTML micro syntax (, will not be changed (see, nor will the CSS hashless color quirk (




Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Behind a flag (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 52
  • Chrome for Android release 52
  • Android WebView release 52

Consensus & Standardization


Last updated on 2016-08-05