Re: W3C jobs to Ms again?

Daniel Veillard (
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 14:00:04 -0400

> My take on this is the W3C has rolled over for Ms and their use of sRGB. So
> if you have a Mac/Sun/Linux (I'm guessing because I can't seem to get an
> answer) you are not going to see the colors or going to see different
> colors in CSS than what some flub on his Packard Bell Win'98 box gets.
> Worse the flub on his Packard Bell will be seeing the correct colors.

Bla, bla, bla ...
Getting accurate colors is a software + hardware problem. I don't see
your point. The document request a given color encoded is X Y or Z
coordinates mechanism for the color space, and the underlying game is
to display it. The problem is the latter not the former. E.g. you have
a 256 colors limitation and at you broswer startup, only 70 of those
are still available for remapping without disturbing other apps display.
Here is the #1 problem of rendering color on Unixes, not which color
coordinate were used to identify the value you want to render ...

Was it flames just to try to get an answer to your first question ?


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