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A New Attribute For The Font Tag In HTML 5

From: Jace Voracek <jace@jace-place.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 23:52:16 +0000
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I have recently been thinking of ways to contribute to the HTML 5.0 Project because I have new ideas to create a better World Wide Web, and my most recent desire for 5.0 is related to HTML Fonts. The problem I noticed occurs when some types of computer operating systems or Web browsers receive the NULL Square characters that occasionally appear with unfamiliar fonts or that computers by default replace the font with another font. I would like for there to be a way to load fonts from the internet into a web page from a server. For example, we could create an attribute to load the font from a server and display it on the web page, therefore the user is not required to have the font saved to his/her computer.

For this example, I use FONTSRC as an attribute. This attribute may be named whatever we decide to name it.

<FONT FONTSRC="http://WebsiteUsedAsAnExample.Org/FontFolderLocation/UnfamiliarFont.TTF">
(There is a code listed above this line as an example. If the code executed in your browser and you cannot see it, click on the URL below)

I hope I was able to explain the point I was trying to make. This attribute would be able to allow fonts to load and function properly onto any operating system or Web browser. I do not currently have a public account registered with W3C, however I would like this to be an addition to the project. If anyone would be able to help me make this a HTML 5.0 feature, I would be grateful. Please respond with your feedback.

Jace Voracek
Received on Friday, 21 November 2008 23:52:58 UTC

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