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Re: [css3 color] ICC profile reference

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 12:01:11 +0200
Message-ID: <932432110.20080513120111@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: "Grant, Melinda" <melinda.grant@hp.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>

On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 2:02:03 AM, L. wrote:

LDB> On Monday 2007-01-29 16:18 -0600, Grant, Melinda wrote [in
LDB> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jan/0101.html ]:
>> Any reason why the CSS3 Color Module http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/>  should reference the ICC Profile
>> Format Specification, version 3.2. 1995 rather than the latest version,
>> version 4.2 at http://www.color.org/ICC1v42_2006-05.pdf
>> <http://www.color.org/ICC1v42_2006-05.pdf> ?

LDB> This was recorded as
LDB> http://csswg.inkedblade.net/spec/css3-color#issue-18 .  The
LDB> reference has been updated in the editor's draft at
LDB> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-color/#normative .

LDB> On Tuesday 2007-01-30 23:35 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote [in
LDB> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jan/0113.html ]:
>> CL> In general (to get back to your question) it seems to be the right
>> CL> thing to update to the current version, it may be ok to go for "this
>> CL> version or higher" and I would prefer to have more hard facts to go
>> CL> on. I have a couple of enquiries going and will report back.  At this
>> CL> point I am mainly concerned with when Microsoft ICM 2.0 was updated
>> CL> and to check what version of ICC profiles is supported in the version
>> CL> that ships today (XP SP2).

>> It seems that my caution was, unfortunately, well justified. OS X and
>> Linux are on ICC v.4, but Windows XP is by default still on v.2

LDB> I'm having trouble if this implies that that wasn't the right thing
LDB> to do, though.

Windows Vista is now on ICC v.4, same as the other platforms. Also, I am told that third party CMS (from Adobe, Kodak, etc) used by applications under XP in preference to the native CMS also support ICC v.4.

So I believe referencing ICC v3.4 was the correct response.

LDB> If you are not satisfied with this response, please let us know
LDB> within two weeks, if possible.

LDB> -David





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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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