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Re: FW: Font-family specification

From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 04:48:57 -0800
Message-Id: <v02120d01ad37b64c613f@[205.149.180.135]>
To: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>, preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com (Scott E. Preece)
Cc: cwilso@microsoft.com, www-style@w3.org
At 11:01a 02/02/96, Hakon Lie wrote:

>Another solution is to limit the number of font names to 1 in the
>'font' property:
>
> a)  font: 12pt/14pt sans-serif bold;  /* legal */
> b)  font: 12pt/14pt helvetica sans-serif bold;  /* illegal? */
>
>I would prefer also allowing b).


Hmm. (BTW, do the cc'd recipients wish to be cc'd in addition to www-style?)

How about having the font substitution specified separately from the style
assignment? Like, just have a dedicated region in the style sheet for a
font substitution table. That way you can limit the number of font names to
1 in the 'font' property without losing substitution ability. Besides, it
will make for much cleaner code, which is what style sheets are trying to
do for HTML in the first place, so let's do likewise for the style sheets
themselves.

-Walter

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