set the type of <palette> to
<windows | macintosh> Applies to palettes
This property determines whether the palette functions like a Windows palette or a Macintosh palette.
You can use either palette on either machine, but using a Macintosh palette on a Windows machine will cause a strange display. This is due to the fact that Windows reserves the top and bottom 10 colors for system use, leaving 236 colors that the user can change.
The Macintosh reserves only two colors, white and black. You will not notice any adverse effect if you use a Windows palette on a Macintosh, but you will have only 236 custom colors, not the 254 that you would normally get on the Macintosh.
This text has been mechanically extracted from the Oracle Media Objects 188.8.131.52 MediaTalk Reference, © 1995 Oracle Corporation, and is provided here solely for educational/historical purposes.