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Re: [css-color] wider/deeper colors

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:03:22 -0800
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>

> On Feb 16, 2016, at 10:12 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday 2016-02-16 10:34 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> Monday, February 15, 2016, 1:07:08 AM, Florian wrote:
>>> On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:16, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
>>>> I think we’re prefer to avoid referencing external resources for
>>>> colors. What do you show before the resource is available? Transparent?
>> 
>> 
>>> That's a real issue, and we should find some way of dealing with
>>> the fall back, but I don't think we can have a solution that
>>> does not allow for external color profiles.
>> 
>> Absolutely. Otherwise we fail at one of the commonest use cases - CSS
>> for print publishing, where there is an external profile for the
>> target printing device but we want the same colors shown on screen.
> 
> I'm confused here.
> 
> I thought this discussion was about use of a color profile for
> conversion of input colors specified in CSS.  But this requirement
> sounds like you're talking about conversion of colors to the color
> space of the output device.

It’s the former, but maybe Chris thinks that once this is available, people will use it to make print-targeted content that “hardcodes” the colorspace of the output device?

Simon
Received on Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:03:54 UTC

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