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bug#8402: Acknowledgement (24.0.50; Hex colors are not rendered correctl

From: Steve Purcell
Subject: bug#8402: Acknowledgement (24.0.50; Hex colors are not rendered correctly on OS X (Cocoa))
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 20:31:35 +0100

On 4 May 2011, at 17:58, David De La Harpe Golden wrote:

> ** OTOH it's possible to imagine the emacs project deciding - rather backward 
> incompatibly for x11 users mind you - that, say, "#RRGGBB" syntax color 
> strings in emacs on all platforms are actually to be considered to be in the 
> sRGB colorspace henceforth, like they are officially in html/css.

This would be a great step forward, IMO: sRGB is the standard on the web and on 
most displays, and a clear definition of Emacs' colorspace would be a Good 

> So a more backward-compat friendly thing to do than using #RRGGBB for srgb, 
> might be to add support within emacs for an "sRGB:<red>/<green>/<blue>"  
> syntax by analogy with the standard XParseColor() ones, and handle it 
> internally

Adding a new "sRGB:r/g/b" syntax seems less clean -- if you'd have to handle it 
explicitly before passing it to XParseColor, why not just make it the default?


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