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[css3-color] ICC implementation

From: Chris Murphy <lists@colorremedies.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 23:26:33 -0400
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To: www-style@w3.org

Hi list,

I've just learned of some changes basically pulling planned ICC  
profile and rendering intent support for CSS3. Considering the recent  
work and achievement with Firefox and Safari web browsers in this  
regard, I find this a disappointing.

Considering that:

1. display technologies are diverging from sRGB, in the high-end photo  
use where gamuts are substantially exceeding that of sRGB, and in the  
laptop arena which has exploded in numbers where gamuts are not only  
smaller than sRGB but have variably shaped gamuts; and

2. that CSS3 has been in the works for almost a decade and will likely  
be around for a very long time as CSS2 has been and will continue to  
be around for a long time;

I think the w3c needs to join the 21st century in recognizing the  
inherent issues with respect to content creation and display on myriad  
devices and display technologies, instead of looking backwards (i.e.  
section 3.1.1 on gamma correction).


Chris Murphy
Color Remedies (TM)
New York, NY
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