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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 11:56:56 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200407241056.i6OAuuj02180@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> With IE/Win having over 90% of the market share at the moment, it /must/
> be "the dominant browser", yet it implements GIF transparency on which
> many users depend; could you clarify exactly what you mean here, David ?

GIF has a special case of transparency, a binary alpha channel.  PNG
has a proper, analogue, alpha channel, but authors cannot use this when
they want transparency because IE doesn't support alpha channels in PNG
images.  That means that PNG will not, in real life, fill one of the
main roles for GIF in web pages.
Received on Saturday, 24 July 2004 06:56:59 UTC

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