Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:59:21 -0800 (PST) From: "Kevin 'Kev' Hughes" <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199611122159.NAA25447@eit.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax > Jim Wise (email@example.com) says: > > 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. :) > > Yes, but (101 * 101 * 101) / (256 * 256 * 256) == about 6% There are certainly arguments against using percentages, as everyone has pointed out: * If you use whole numbers, the color space is smaller * Different browsers will map percentages to slightly different RGB colors, due to differences in handling rounding of small numbers * It's already in CSS, let the style sheet people deal with these issues So I agree it's not worth it. Most graphics tools that can handle percentages can also handle 0-255 RGB triplets. I also feel that thinking about adding syntax to represent other color spaces as well as how to represent colors with more resolution is likely opening a can of worms that is best dealt with by the CSS people at this point, or those involved in HTML 4.0. -- Kevin -- Kevin Hughes * firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.eit.com/~kevinh/ Hypermedia Industrial Designer * VeriFone Internet Commerce * icd.verifone.com Duty now for the future!