W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > January 1996

Re: FW: Font-family specification

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 14:11:38 -0600
Message-Id: <199601262011.OAA23414@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: cwilso@microsoft.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
   From: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@microsoft.com>
|   Chris Lilley wrote:
|   >I would also like to see spaces allowed in font names.  This could be
|   >done by choosing some character as a separator (such as the comma Chris
|   >suggests) <...> or alternatively by quoting 
|   Several other people have suggested quoting; I agree quoting should be 
|   allowed (that is, in the spec and supported), but I think a non-whitespace 
|   separator should be used anyway, for the following reason.

My own inclination would be to require quotes for any names that include
whitespace.  I guess I wouldn't be adamant, though, because this list is
disjunctive rather than conjunctive, making it at least a little like
the list of selectors, as opposed to a set of values.  So, I wouldn't
object to comma separation, but I would like the standard to use only
quoted strings in examples.  I do think allowing unquoted multi-word
names is confusing.

b/t/w - I believe the current grammar would not support the suggestion - I
think it requires quoting.


scott preece
motorola/mcg urbana design center	1101 e. university, urbana, il   61801
phone:	217-384-8589			  fax:	217-384-8550
internet mail:	preece@urbana.mcd.mot.com
Received on Friday, 26 January 1996 15:12:16 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:26:39 UTC