Re: Color Palette Spec?

Shawn Steele (
Fri, 3 May 1996 17:31:12 -0600

From: Shawn Steele <>
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Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 17:31:12 -0600
Subject: Re: Color Palette Spec?

> Re: Color Palette Spec?

Seems a bit redundant to me.  All of the color information the browser
would need is available anyway.  (GIFs have their own color tables,
color tags in the HTML are obviously defined, etc.)  Of course that
could be a problem if you were trying to display a 256 color blueish
image and a 256 color redish image, but those would take a while to
download anyway (more bitplanes being required), and if they were small
images the color resolution would become less important anyway.  I
would also expect browsers to be able to use some sort of "which colors
are used the most" algorithm if they were really determined.

- shawn

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