Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:19:14 -0600


Message-Id: <199611122320.RAA06275@inet.htcnet.com>
From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: <abigail@ny.fnx.com>, "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR color value syntax
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:19:14 -0600

| 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.

Too hard ... should keep it simple...  Thats why percentages are the
way to go for cross platform compatibility.  As you probably know that
CSS1 describes (can) colors in percentages specifically for that
purpose.  Describing a format to support 16bit colors in addition to
another specifically for 8bit in addition to another for 11.5bits
..etc is a pain ... no need to do it...