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Re: HSL (fwd)

From: Douglas Rand <drand@sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 16:04:23 -0500
Message-ID: <348DB257.A9586CC3@sgi.com>
To: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
MegaZone wrote: 
> Would HSL be something that doesn't take practice?  It seems like any
> format would require practice to use effectively.

More to the point,  there are a class of people who would be able
to deal with this more effectively than RGB.

> color so the system used really doesn't matter.  And to mean that means
> there is no point adding yet other options.

No,  I don't think that follows.

> 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.

While this is probably true (although I *do* support percentiles).  I
don't particularly understand it.  Percentiles take even less effort.
But I'm not in favor of getting into predicting the behavior of browser
vendors.  If I were to do that I'd advise dropping alot of things.

Doug Rand				drand@sgi.com
Silicon Graphics/SSO			http://reality.sgi.com/drand
Disclaimer: These are my views,  SGI's views are in 3D
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 1997 16:08:19 UTC

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