Something that is getting me *y annoyed is the way Windows handles
(or rather, doesn't handle) background colours. The Glasgow University
SRC pages, which I am working on at the moment
(<URL:http://www.veryComputer.com/;), used to use a flat background colour
using <body bgcolor="#e6e6fb">. Unfortunately, Windows displayed that
colour dithered, as if it could only use the 16-colour palette (this was
in 256 colour mode). X Windows displayed it as the proper colour, i.e. a
light purple, so it can be done.
There are some transparent gifs on that page. The transparent part of
the graphic is rendered using the correct colour - no dithering.
Using a small, single-colour jpeg as the background solves the problem
(using a gif doesn't work - spurious whitish lines appeared around each
individual gif). I suspect the problem is down to Windows - i.e. you
can't set the colour of a window to anything other than one of the 16
colour palette entries, or else it will dither. Am I correct? And is
there any other alternative to this bodge using a background jpeg?
Disclaimer: This is my opinion only, and only by coincidence.
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