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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: <phoyt@philiphoyt.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:24:23 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <44574.>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> 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.

I did say most users, not clothing retailers. I'm not surprised that some
people think gamma correction is an important feature. At least it makes
it more useful as a format for print design I suppose.

> 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.

Fair enough. I look forward to the day when 90% of users have browsers
that get this right.
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