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Colour specification in style sheets

From: David Travis <david@system-concepts.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 07:37:14 +0000
Message-Id: <l03102802b0aabb92218f@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
I am writing to express support for Steven Pemberton's idea that the CSS
committee should accept a more human-oriented notation for colour. Although
there are technical limitations to the HSL method of colour specification,
these limitations are shared by the RGB method of colour specification. The
main benefit of HSL specification is that it is easier to use (even for
experts) than RGB (for support and algorithms, see my book "Effective Color
Displays", Academic Press 1991).

David Travis (david@system-concepts.com)        Tel: +44 171 240 3388
System Concepts Ltd                             Fax: +44 171 240 5212
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Received on Wednesday, 3 December 1997 14:04:23 UTC

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