Re: New <AREA> syntax proposal

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 14:24:12 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 14:24:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <>
Subject: Re: New <AREA> syntax proposal
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How would the colour be specified?  Would you use a 32-bit RGB value?
Would the link be followed on only those pixels with that value, or pixels
close to that value?  How close?  (I'm thinking about high colour depth
images)  What about images with 48-bit colour, or 8-bit colour?  What
about images that use a CMYK colour scheme instead of RGB?

These are a few questions that pop to my mind.  I must agree with most of
the discussion on this issue.  Because colour changes so much from image
format to image format, and pixels basically remain constant (except for
vector based images), this is better handled by a software package that
produces the appropriate <AREA> maps for whatever purpose and what ever
image the creator wants.

Russell O'Connor            |
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