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Re: Cascading Style Sheets

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 11:55:52 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <UTC199712031055.LAA12126.steven@schoener.cwi.nl>
To: Space Cowboy <spacecow@mis.net>
Cc: neil@bigpic.com, "Hersh, Harry" <Harry.Hersh@fmr.com>, www-style@w3.org
Space Cowboy writes:
 > CSS [is] basically a screen standard.

I disagree. I see it as a standard for presentation of tree-languages,
whether on screen, with sound, or on paper.

 > HLS is a good idea, but it all will come out the same, and I really don't
 > see a need to have conversions when the result is the same (and RGB is
 > machine-readable, too).

The question is whether you want to take the user into account. Why do
we allow RGB colours to be specified in hex, decimal, or as
percentages, when they are all equivalent? Because of the user. And
that's why we need more than just RGB.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton, CWI, Amsterdam; Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl
Received on Wednesday, 3 December 1997 05:56:37 GMT

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