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Re: [css-color] . 12-Bit deep color support.

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:49:08 +0000
Message-ID: <52A5F484.3000402@exyr.org>
To: Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, Daniel Beckstein <daniel@beckstein-rehau.de>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 09/12/2013 16:43, Marat Tanalin wrote:
> 09.12.2013, 17:45, "Simon Sapin"<simon.sapin@exyr.org>:
>> Actually, CSS colors are not defined to be 8 bits. You can already use
>> non-integer percentage (with any number of digits after the decimal
>> point) in rgb() and rgba(). The exact rounding behavior and precision is
>> left to the browser to decide.
> A sort of advantage of existing hex notation and its direct [in fact]
> mapping to 8-bit-per-channel color depth is that web-developer can be
> specify an_exact_  color, not some approximate one. It may be nice to
> still have ability to specify an exact color for more deep color
> spaces.

But not everyone one the Web will switch overnight to software and 
hardware that supports more color depth. Does it make sense to specify 
an exact value that is only exact for a fraction of your users?

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Simon Sapin
Received on Monday, 9 December 2013 16:49:33 UTC

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