Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax

Chris Wilson (cwilso@MICROSOFT.com)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:13:35 -0800


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From: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
To: "'Walter Ian Kaye'" <walter@natural-innovations.com>,
Subject: RE: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:13:35 -0800

6.141% = (101^3) / (256^3).  All three colors.

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Walter Ian Kaye [SMTP:walter@natural-innovations.com]
>Sent:	Tuesday, November 12, 1996 10:06 AM
>To:	www-html@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax
>
>At 8:22a -0800 11/12/96, David Perrell wrote:
>>Professional displays may someday be 48-bit.
>
>MacOS has used 48-bit color for many years, and gets "downgraded"
>for use with 24-bit HTML values.
>
>>As for percentages of RGB, is there anyone out there who can actually
>>visualize 20%R35%G67%B with any accuracy? I've never seen RGB color
>>tables represented as decimal percentages. Specifying RGB in integer
>>percentages effectively limits color choices to 6% of what's possible
>>with 8-bit values.
>
>6%? 101/256 = 39.45% on my calculator. Did you use the Pentium 'fdiv'? ;-)
>I, for one, cannot visually discern 0-100% from 0-255 in rendered colors,
>though I always go for precision to satisfy my techie nature. :)
>
>__________________________________________________________________________
>    Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
>          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
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