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Re: Proposed 'color-correction' property

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:50:53 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <D7442F14-812C-4A6D-B64D-FC72706493EC@me.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
On Nov 16, 2009, at 8:15 pm, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Thursday 2009-11-12 15:41 -0800, L. David Baron wrote:
>> Name: color-correction
>> Value: auto | sRGB
>> Initial: auto
> What I described as 'auto' should have been 'default'; I neglected
> to honor a substition [1] in the minutes.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2009/11/03-CSS-irc.html#T20-02-55

IIRC, the argument to change 'auto' to 'default' was to avoid changing the behavior of the auto value for the already-proposed color-profile property (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-color-20030514/#icc-color). Indeed, the old "color-profile: auto" is exactly the opposite of what we are suggesting "color-correction: auto" does.

However, since we decided to use a new name ("color-correction"), then I'm not sure whether the argument to use 'default' applies. 

I think there was also some concern that browsers could evolve the implementation of auto/default over time, and 'default' left more wiggle room for browser to change.

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