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Re: [css4-color] Grayscale shorthand (with alpha)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:14:43 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCWuWRTuP3cAeGdRoBBbEu7NybDSucOrgq2GB_ZzsiytQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: Rudolph Gottesheim <r.gottesheim@loot.at>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
> My curiosity is more about...
>
> Why is "perfect gray" special vs. the near-grays?
>
> For example, are designers only interested in rgb(22, 22, 22, <somealpha>) or also rgb(22, 27, 32, <somealpha>)?

In my experience, perfect grays are used quite often.  More arbitrary
colors are *also* sometimes used, but we can't simplify those.  ^_^

But the perfect grays are used often enough to be potentially worth simplifying.

~TJ
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