[webkit-dev] Proposal: Remove CSS color-correction property

Dirk Schulze dschulze at adobe.com
Wed Jul 1 23:36:43 PDT 2015

Hi Darin,

> On Jul 1, 2015, at 5:16 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi folks.
> WebKit has a CSS property named color-correction. It’s still prefixed, so some would call it -webkit-color-correction and I don’t think it’s yet been proposed as a CSS standard.
> Apple engineers added this a while back so that WebKit could continue interpret webpage and image colors as device native color space for performance and to match content from legacy plug-ins. The property allowed some web content to specify sRGB to get predictable results when correctness mattered more than performance.
> If I’m not mistaken, this optimization is no longer effective on either of the Apple platforms. I’m pretty sure we always do the color correction. I suspect no one needs this feature.

Do you mean that WebKit uses sRGB by default now? I thought the default would still be DeviceRGB.


> I suggest we remove the property.
> Does anyone know a good reason not to remove it? I won’t necessarily land the code to remove it right away, but I’d like to get agreement on this now so I can do that later.
> — Darin
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