With the latest weekly of Opera, Opera will support the HSL colour unit. With HSL added, there are only three units missing, HSLA, RGBA and flavor. I don’t really understand flavor, or why it would be useful and no browser currently supports it. I’d suspect now that Opera Kestrel supports RGB and HSL, that the two colour models with added alpha channel support will both be added at the same time. I can’t confirm when these will be added yet however. You can test out support for this here.
I’m working on a support chart for the colour module, that just needs testing to be finalised in IE, as I currently don’t have access to IE7. This should be added to the Module Status page shortly.
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I assume you have access to IE6, which is to say, a box running XP or it’s ilk. You should consider downloading Virtual PC which is a free Microsoft product. They additionally have disk images with both IE6 and IE7 pre-installed on them. The images expire after a few months, but then a new image is made available online.
I gather “flavor” is not a colour unit, but a special colour, the value of which is determined by the browser. This colour is intended to match the browser UI; so on Safari, “flavor” might equal the shade of grey used in the toolbar, or the aqua scrollbar blue. On the iPhone, “flavor” might be that greyish-blue colour used everywhere. In Firefox, it might be whichever colour best matches the current UI theme.
I’ve had some issues with IE6 standalones, so I opt for the VM option. As for upgrading and downgrading, that’s far too inconvenient for testing.
Given it’s a PPC Mac, the best you *can* do is a VM. I’ve heard that you can take Microsoft’s images and run them in other VMs besides VirtualPC — so perhaps that’s an option.