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Wavelength

From: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 10:23:40 PST
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <19971209.76ED0A8.9A17@contessa.phone.net>
Since the representation of color information is being opened up, I'd
like to propose that we allow colors to be represented by their
wavelength. While not very natural for writing by a human, it provides
a more precise notation and more complete coverage of the spectrum
than the other proposed formats.

This requires minimal changes in the spec: we already have a very
complex system of length measurements in place. Wavelength can use any
of those, though angstroms would probably be a worthwhile addition to
the that set for this purpose.

I'm still contemplating the possibilities that being able to specify
the color in em's open up.

	<mike
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 1997 13:31:43 GMT

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