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Re: Relative weight - reader vs. author styles

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2096 13:26:07 -0800
Message-Id: <199611202128.NAA11054@serbia.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Chris Lilley" <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Chris Lilley wrote:
> A guess - you don't use a Mac or an SGI or a NeXT to browse with.

Right.

> Another guess - the doument authors did. And it wasn't illegible to
> them. The difference being gamma correction, ignoring which causes
> errors of several hundred percent - especially for dark colors.

May be. Or attempted subtlety by PC users with CRT brightness cranked
to maximum.

> Note that the CSS1 specification defines what a color means, in terms
of
> measurable objective color specifications, and also that the minimum
that
> implementors must do to display these tightly specified colors is to
> implement reasonable gamma correction.
> 
> So hopefully, you won't need to switch off stylesheets just because
what
> looked dark and moody (but legible) on a Mac became very dark and
> unreadable on your system.

How does sRGB help without an opsys-level CMS or sRGB-compliant
display? Is there any progress in getting display hardware mfgr's to
buy into this?

David Perrell
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 1996 16:28:33 GMT

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