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Re: alternate font properties

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 16:32:36 +0200 (MET)
Message-Id: <9707311632.ZM28236@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
On Jul 30,  5:36pm, Liam Quinn wrote:

> At 02:53 PM 30/07/97 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:

> >Correct. I think that also means that any unusual fonts called normal,
> >small-caps, bold, 700 etc should also be quoted even if they have no
> >spaces.
> >
> >That should probably go on the erratta list for CSS1.
>
> But the font-size value is not optional when using the font property [1].
> This means that there will always be, in a valid style sheet, a distinct
> boundary between the font-family and the various font keywords like small-
> caps and bold.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/REC-CSS1#font

Sorry for being confusing. I was agreeing with missing quotes being an
error, not with the size being optional.

You are correct, the fact that the size is always present means that
there is no ambiguity because of the relative position (before or
after the size).

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