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RGB for color specification?

From: James A. Landay <landay@cs.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 08:04:15 -0800
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RGB is a poor system for people to specify colors in.  I suggest that you
use something better (maybe HSL) for the CSS color specification mechanism.

A few weeks ago I asked the following of my undergraduate class:

	"What is Red in RGB?"
	"What is Red in HSL?"

Nobody was even close in RGB.  In HSL, several people came up with an
answer (and I didn't really teach much on this topic).  




James A. Landay
CS Division
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 643-3043
(510) 642-5775 (fax)
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