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Next Developer Chat This Friday with Rick Gessner

Wednesday October 20th, 1999

Our next developer chat is this Friday at 3:00pm PDT (GMT -0700) with Rick Gessner, Chief Architect of NGLayout (the new rendering engine in Mozilla).

If you can't make the chat, but have some questions for Rick, post them here, and we'll try to get to them during the chat.


#7 Just to back you up....

by FrodoB

Friday October 22nd, 1999 7:57 AM

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I would imagine color depth emulation to be exceedingly hard. For one thing, even if you could do it (and it's something much better left to the OS, IMHO), you still cannot be guaranteed accurate results, as a good deal of the differences in coloring between computers have to do with differences in video cards, monitors, and darkness/brightness and hue/saturation settings. No two Windows boxes set to the same color depth will render exactly the same (it'll be darn close, assuming a normal user, but there's usually at least one of the variables mentioned above that's not the same as the next system).

And yes, aural stylesheets are present in CSS2, and such things don't really make a lot of sense in a browser context (unless we get a text-reader hooked in; maybe then it would mean something). :)