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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 21:18:13 +0200
Message-ID: <1672757510.20040723211813@w3.org>
To: phoyt@philiphoyt.com
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-style@w3.org

On Friday, July 23, 2004, 9:05:32 PM, phoyt wrote:

>> On Friday, July 23, 2004, 7:04:12 PM, Henri wrote:
>> HS> On Jul 23, 2004, at 00:17, Chris Lilley wrote:
>>>> They look entirely different on Mac and PC platforms, to take an
>>>> example.
>> HS> That depends on the display settings.
>> Which PNG images can contain and thus display correctly while GIFs
>> cannot.

ppc> To be a bit more precise, this behaviour of PNG feels like a bug to most
ppc> users.

You should talk to some online clothing retailers. Its a significant
barrier to trade; the amount of returns due to the color not being
anywhere near what ewas on screen is significant.

ppc> The solution is to turn off gamma correction in your PNGs,
ppc> something easily done in Macromedia Fireworks and the GIMP but to my
ppc> knowledge impossible in Photoshop.

That isn't a solution, its a workaround.

The solution is to implement CSS1 correctly, at which point the PNGs and
the CSS colors will match correctly *and* display consistently.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Friday, 23 July 2004 15:18:13 UTC

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