Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax

Mike Wexler (mwexler@Adobe.COM)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:26:28 PST


Message-Id: <199611122126.NAA10231@orion>
To: Drazen.Kacar@public.srce.hr (Drazen Kacar)
cc: abigail@ny.fnx.com, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 12 Nov 1996 21:04:59 +0100."
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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:26:28 PST
From: Mike Wexler <mwexler@Adobe.COM>


> Abigail wrote:
> 
> > Third, any syntax should be extendable, not limit to 3x8 bits.  It
> > should also allow for 3x16, 3x24, etc bits. There's no need to have
> > incompatible versions in the future.
> 
> Um... And 4xn bits? I was told that color printers use red, green, blue and
> black. ;)

Much more common is CMYK or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. If you want
to get fancy there are other systems that use six inks Toyo for isntance.
But as Chris Wilson said, the real solution is to use CSS that already
allows for hex, decimal, and percentages. It also has a syntax that can
be extended to support things like Pantone, Toyo, CMYK or whatever 
other color system meets your fancy.