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[CSS21] [css3-color] colorimetry references

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:47:37 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=7efQEW2KR+dQ1EdVeEmO2fbOuTzEnfnfTs0-U@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Around <http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-CSS2-20090908/refs.html#ref-COLORIMETRY>:
[COLORIMETRY]
"Colorimetry", Third Edition, Commission Internationale de
l'Eclairage, CIE Publication 15:2004, ISBN 3-901-906-33-9.
Available at http://www.cie.co.at/publ/abst/15-2004.html

Around <http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/csswg/css3-color/Overview.html?rev=1.61&content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#COLORIMETRY>:
[COLORIMETRY]
Colorimetry, Second Edition. CIE Publication 15.2-1986. ISBN 3-900-734-00-3

Both references are out of date.

According to <http://cms.cie.co.at/Publications/Standards>:

ISO 11664-1:2008(E)/CIE S 014-1/E:2006: Joint ISO/CIE Standard: CIE
Colorimetry — Part 1: Standard Colorimetric Observers

ISO 11664-2:2008(E)/CIE S 014-2/E:2006: Joint ISO/CIE Standard: CIE
Colorimetry — Part 2: Standard Illuminants for Colorimetry

ISO 11664-4:2008(E)/CIE S 014-4/E:2007: Joint ISO/CIE Standard: CIE
Colorimetry — Part 4: 1976 L*a*b* Colour Space

ISO 11664-5:2009(E)/CIE S 014-5/E:2009: Joint ISO/CIE Standard: CIE
Colorimetry — Part 5: CIE 1976 L*u*v* Colour Space and u', v' Uniform
Chromaticity Scale Diagram

According to <http://www.iso.org/iso/search.htm?qt=11664&sort=isonumber&published=on&development=on>:

ISO 11664-1:2007 (CIE S 014-1/E:2006)
Colorimetry -- Part 1: CIE standard colorimetric observers
Edition: 1 | Stage: 60.60 | CIE
ICS: 17.180.20
Document available as of: 2007-10-15

ISO 11664-2:2007 (CIE S 014-2/E:2006)
Colorimetry -- Part 2: CIE standard illuminants
Edition: 1 | Stage: 60.60 | CIE
ICS: 17.180.20
Document available as of: 2007-10-15

ISO 11664-4:2008 (CIE S 014-4/E:2007)
Colorimetry -- Part 4: CIE 1976 L*a*b* Colour space
Edition: 1 | Stage: 60.60 | CIE
ICS: 17.180.20
Document available as of: 2008-11-07

ISO 11664-5:2009 (CIE S 014-5/E:2009)
Colorimetry -- Part 5: CIE 1976 L*u*v* Colour space and u', v' uniform
chromaticity scale diagram
Edition: 1 | Stage: 60.60 | CIE
ICS: 17.180.20
Document available as of: 2009-11-20

ISO provides some more information about the parts:

Part 1, “CIE standard colorimetric observers”, has a summary and
purchasing options at
<http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=52495>.

Part 2, “CIE standard illuminants”, has a summary and purchasing
options at <http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=52496>.

Part 4, “CIE 1976 L*a*b* Colour space”, has a summary and purchasing
options at <http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=52497>.

Part 5, “CIE 1976 L*u*v* Colour space and u', v' uniform chromaticity
scale diagram”, has a summary and purchasing options at
<http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=54079>.

As far as I can tell, neither ISO nor CIE mention part 3. I welcome
explanations.

The Cascading Style Sheets Working Group and the World Wide Web
Consortium should examine at least two obstacles in the way of making
reference to the colorimetry standards. What are the titles of the
colorimetry standards? ISO’s Web site disagrees with CIE’s Web site.
Which URLs, if any, should the CSS specifications use when referring
to the colorimetry standards? Neither ISO nor CIE seem capable of
managing a decent Web site. Their record on persistently binding URLs
to useful representations is poor (abysmal, if one considers the
organizations’ status and purpose). Neither ISO nor CIE publish URLs
for the standards. (I suppose that ISO and CIE have chosen to refrain
from publishing URLs for the standards because nobody at ISO or CIE
knows how to guard against unauthorized access to Web resources.)

(I’ve included Alan Robertson as a “BCC” recipient of this message.
According to <http://cms.cie.co.at/Technical+Committees>, he’s the
chair of CIE Technical Committee 1-57 [Standards in Colorimetry].
Alan, bearing in mind that www-style is a public mailing list that has
public archives, please help us to understand the state of play
regarding the colorimetry standards. In particular, as of 2010-09-13,
is it true that, as written in
<http://cms.cie.co.at/Technical+Committees>, “This TC is working on a
standard”? If so, on which standard is the committee working?)

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