I have a technical document which is a set of rules of how to write the CSS code.

One of the rules is about describing HEX colors in a "human-readable" way.

Refer to the name of [edit: the] color in the comment.

.some_element         { color: #ff0000 }  /* #ff0000 is red */
.some_another_element { color: #00ff00 }  /* #00ff00 is green */

Is the word "refer" the best option here? Or maybe I should change it to something like "specify" or "mention"?

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    Any of them looks fine to me. I would write the name of the color but US English may differ about the second the.
    – mdewey
    Aug 25, 2020 at 11:13
  • @mdewey Thanks :-) The omission of the second "the" in my example was a typo.
    – user90726
    Aug 25, 2020 at 11:35

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Any of the three you suggest would convey the meaning clearly. You could also use state, give, include and probably many more which I cannot think of at the moment.

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