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HSL Troll...

From: James A. Nauer <jan3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:56:34 -0500
Message-Id: <v0311070fb0a8eebcec32@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org

HSL, being The One True Color Model, obviously needs to be added to the CSS


P.S. The sole purpose of this message is to determine whether
non-subscribed individuals such as myself can clutter up the list with

P.P.S. Of course, if I actually cared to contribute to the debate, I would
point out that the issue of RGB vs HSL vs YUV vs CMYK is irrelevant, since
_ALL_ of those color models are counter-intuitive and generally bogus, from
the non-techie-nerd's point of view.  Pick one, stick it in the spec (RGB
wins by inertia), and develop end-user tools with an interface that makes
sense, e.g. an artist's palette or a "Crayon-box" type color-picker a la'
MacOS 8.

P.P.P.S. Actually, ANY end-user tools at all with really good CSS support
would be a tremendous help.

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