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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 19:02:13 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikHQ73hNPMC6H6xvi1iEaY8DDhpi-YS4tQk2EQv@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
I understand that. not a problem.

On 17 September 2010 18:44, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>wrote:

> Alexis Shaw:
> > On 17 September 2010 18:10, Alexis Shaw <alexis.shaw@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I mean that the definition needs to be able to have more than 256
> possible
> >> values, more like 10000 possible values
> >
> > 256 values is not enough, as the color space would be compressed.
>
> Percentages are not <integer> ‘%’, but <number> ‘%’. So, by design, they do
> support to write much more than 101 distinct values, even more than 10000.
> How many distinction a user agent or some graphics framework can handle is
> out of scope for CSS. There is no 1-byte-per-component limit in CSS except
> for some of the RGB color notation and that is historic baggage.
>
> For example, “rgb(80%, 48.5%, 12.5787587%)” works just fine today, even if
> it results in exactly the same color value as “rgb(204, 124, 32)”.
>
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