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RE: Proprietary extensions to CSS1 already?

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 17:37:42 -0700
Message-ID: <41F7F4CE3CA2CF11BC5000805F14B2A9023AC01D@RED-31-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Chris Lilley'" <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, "E. Stephen Mack" <estephen@emf.net>, www-style@w3.org
Well, and the font-family name - or am I missing something, or are you
assuming that "UA specific" can mean "take it from the last bit of the
src url?"

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Chris Lilley [SMTP:Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr]
> Sent:	Thursday, July 31, 1997 7:51 AM
> To:	E. Stephen Mack; www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Proprietary extensions to CSS1 already?
> 
> On Jul 30,  5:09pm, E. Stephen Mack wrote:
> 
> > In Netscape's Dynamic HTML documentation (which still mentions
> > PR 5 even though 4.01a is the latest version), there is
> > a section called Chapter 3.1 Dyanmic Fonts [1].
> > It contains this example:
> >
> > <STYLE TYPE="text/css"><!--
> >     @fontdef url(http://home.netscape.com/fonts/sample.pfr);
> > --></STYLE>
> >
> > No mention is made that @fontdef is an extension to CSS not
> > covered in the official CSS1 specification, nor even a proposal
> > offered in the Working Draft on Fonts [2],
> 
> Woah. This is just an update problem. They are using an older form
> of the syntax, that's all. The @font-face rule was called @fontdef
> in some drafts, it got changed about 6 months ago as I recall. Their
> example *is* missing the {} and the name of the descriptor. It
> should be written
> 
> 
> <STYLE TYPE="text/css"><!--
>     @font-face { src: url(http://home.netscape.com/fonts/sample.pfr);
> }
> --></STYLE>
> 
> Which is not a million miles from what they wrote. That same page you
> quote notes that the syntax is not yet approved (which is true,
> although
> it has been stable for a while and is unlikely to change so as to
> invalidate stylesheets written to the current public draft, without
> abundant good reason).
> 
> 
> -- 
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