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Re: CSS3 module: Color

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:27:24 +0100
Message-ID: <14076284937.20030228152724@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
CC: (wrong string) Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On Friday, February 28, 2003, 9:49:24 AM, Etan wrote:

EW> Chris Lilley wrote to <www-style@w3.org> on 27 February 2003 in "Re: CSS3
EW> module: Color" (<mid:3569357859.20030227115950@w3.org >):

>> JS> If R, G and B can have values from 0.0% to 100.0% percent, then why is A,
>> JS> alpha, so limited within the bounds of 0.0 to 1.0, equivanlent to 0% to
>> 100%
>> JS> in 10% steps.
>> The precision is not limited to 10% steps. It can be any value, for
>> example 0.123456

EW> This is not the first time that this type of confusion has set upon a reader
EW> of CSS specifications. We should regard the misinterpretation as a likely
EW> product of the current wording. Additional, more varied examples can only
EW> help. Prose specifically countering notions of constraints on value steps
EW> would be great, too.

I agree with all of your points here.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 09:27:30 UTC

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