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Re: Amaya 8.7 Windows XP possible bug: font-stretch property ignored

From: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 11:50:57 -0500
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <41A475A1.23740.147401@localhost>

Actually css 2.1 is more of the we got to this point on this date
type of document. it is a bit self-fulfilling as only properties that
are commonly implemented make the list... 
essentially it means that amaya is noworse than others in not 
yet implementing the real target which was 2.0 
2.1 is a scorecard not an outline of target...
the fact that font-stretch is still in css 3 proposal bears out the 
desire for it even though unimplemented in general.  
but amaya should put its priority lower than those items in 2.1
that others have hit but amaya has not ---- LIKE POSITIONING !!! 

Hi, Vincent

>Property font-stretch, which was introduced in CSS 2.0
>was removed from CSS 2.1. It was not considered a
>priority to implement a property that should become obsolete
>in the next CSS recommendation.

The font-stretch property has been removed in CSS 2.1 CR, but it is
included in CSS3 font module draft. I understand that CSS 2.1 is a subset
of CSS 2, but it is not the foundation for future evolution. In any case,
it should be stated somewhere that Amaya parses the CSS file against CSS
2.1. Perhaps the parsing error window should display an explanation like:
   property not in CSS 2.1: "font-stretch: expanded"

By the way, there are some properties, also dropped in CSS 2.1 that are
allowed by Amaya. For instance, caption-side, font-size-adjust or
text-shadow (there may be others). If font-stretch is not allowed, these
properties should neither be allowed.

Best regards,
Bartolomé Sintes Marco (http://www.mclibre.org)

john russell ve3ll@rac.ca [those are L's as in LLAMA]
Received on Wednesday, 24 November 2004 23:49:16 UTC

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