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Re: HSL (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 12:23:22 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199712092023.MAA19660@server.livingston.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Once upon a time Douglas Rand shaped the electrons to say...
>I believe it stands for Hue, Saturation, Luminance.  There's some sort

Thanks - new acronymn to file mentally. :-)

>Why make people practice?  That isn't the point of the exercise.  The

Would HSL be something that doesn't take practice?  It seems like any
format would require practice to use effectively.

>OK,  just looking at a color, how would I determine the 'RGB' value?

That was my point.  There was an arguement that RGB is hard to determine
for a human using an editor.  That seems to imply HSL is easier.  But it
seems to me that any encoding method needs a tool to truly provide accurate
color so the system used really doesn't matter.  And to mean that means
there is no point adding yet other options.

In the real world that that means is something else that will NOT be 
supported.  Just as the RGB percentile values aren't now by the major 
browsers.  The more possible systems, the greater the likelyhood of
deployment issues, which is a major pain for developers already.  The fewer
the possible systems, the more reliable support will be, and the easier
it is for authors to develop pages.

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