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Re: PNG images page needs new image.

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:39:59 +0100
Message-ID: <1504752212.20051111163959@w3.org>
To: Bcf0330@aol.com
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On Friday, November 11, 2005, 4:22:46 PM, Bcf0330 wrote:

Bac> At the risk of sounding like a reject, I must say that I  am bothered by the
Bac> dimensions and file name choice of the  bottom picture on this page: 
Bac> _http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/Inline-img.html_ 
Bac> (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/Inline-img.html) .
Bac> Yea, yea I know it is only a number. I have been through this many, many
Bac> times before (*See below). However since some religious people have accepted it
Bac> as a sign of evil, I would rather not be a part of this fray. It is not my
Bac> desire to be very bothered by this image's name assignment or the  particular
Bac> events in Revelation.


Browsers use a 6 by 6 by 6 color cube to simulate a truecolor palette
in a 256 color screen mode. Its also called 'web safe colors'.

Frankly I have better things to do than worry about the mystical import
of this or that number.

Bac> Isn't the W3C concerned about bandwidth costs here? Couldn't  that image have
Bac> been smaller? How about a  3 by 3 by 3 or a 4 by 4 by  4?

Bac> _This_ (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/)  site was where I first  took a
Bac> major step to investigating this then-new-to-me file type called  PNG. PNG has
Bac> plenty of advantages over some over other picture  formats, but I would rather
Bac> stick with creating other picture  formats than to suffer distress from being
Bac> reminded of  the evil in Revelation and the picture's name/dimensions at the
Bac> bottom of _http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/Inline-img.html_ 
Bac> (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/Inline-img.html) .
Bac> ========================================================
Bac> ==========================================================
Bac> It is sort like this: If that part of the book of  Revelation was never 
Bac> written, would people still have invented or  accepted that number as a symbol of
Bac> evil for use now and possibly in the  future?
Bac> *Long, long time ago, that number was not considered as an evil thing.  
Bac> Neither was it assigned with evil because there was no evil in  existence to assign
Bac> the number with.
Bac> Would you think that if a person doesn't give Evil an inch of freedom,  Evil
Bac> would not be able to take for a mile the freedom which it  does not have?
Bac> Frankly, such symbol might have been any number or combination of numbers  as
Bac> a symbol of evil. It could have been something totally  different.]

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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