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Re: font specification in CSS1

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 15:30:50 -0700
Message-Id: <199608122230.PAA29210@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: davidp@earthlink.net
CC: www-style@w3.org
| Fonts are individual expressions, and are no more precisely
| classifiable than paintings and books. Even general classifications
| (refer to comments about "Humanist" in other messages) don't always
| work.

If you don't standardize this, the behavior you're looking for is not
possible to achieve.  The comparison with paintings and books is
exactly right.  You can't classify them.  But if you don't classify
them, you can't find them.  It's a good thing the librarians ignored
the fact that you can't precisely classify books and went ahead and
precisely classified them anyway.

Jon Bosak
Received on Monday, 12 August 1996 18:33:16 UTC

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