Re: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

> RGB components are represented by 256 values precisely because of
> representational issues - that is, each component is represented by a single
> byte.

Woah. That's a horrible sentence. I blame the fact that I'm sick...

Let me try again:

There's no reason in color theory why RGB components should be confined to
256 values. They're this way because the underlying representation is a
byte; which as it turns out is the same as the underlying representation of
the alpha component.


Received on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 02:55:11 UTC