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Re: [css4-color] Re: CIE color definitions in CSS3 color module

From: Alexis Shaw <alexis.shaw@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 18:10:18 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimfam0N9=+cnq4yHaehVDFR=Y5zuJ1vjzrLwNaw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
I mean that the definition needs to be able to have more than 256 possible
values, more like 10000 possible values

On 17 September 2010 18:03, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>wrote:

> alexis.shaw@gmail.com:
> >
> > you need to be able to use more than 8 bits of precision in these
> colorspaces, a percentage xx.xxx% ? stored as a fixed point 16 bit number?
>
> CSS in general doesn’t concern itself all that much how something is
> represented in memory, but how authors can specify something. So, although
> 24bit is enough to accurately store any specifiable color in the “#ABCDEF”
> and “rgb(0,127,255)” formats, UAs may store them within 48bit or somethig
> else. If they clip to sRGB, which seems reasonable for desktop browsers,
> 24bit would still be enough (if I’m not mistaken), as long as they can parse
> values outside that space.
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