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RE: CSS3 : font-style

From: Nicolas Lesbats <nlesbats@etu.utc.fr>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 11:40:29 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.02.9905261526180.27371-100000@vega.utc.fr>
To: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>, www-style@w3.org
| Why just a normal-italic toggle?  Wouldn't normal-bold be an equally valid
| toggle -- depending on the circumstances?  Or large-medium, or small-medium,
| etc.?

For normal-bold, the problem has been solved with the value "bolder"
(though I know that this value is difficultly rendered...).

I just proposed the font-style: toggle value because you need it all the
time (with <em>, <q>, <dfn>, <cite>, <address>, for a film or book title,
etc.). We have the habits to toggle normal/italic to emphasize words, you
find this convention anywhere. Take a journal, a book or something else,
even a hypertext document, authors use italic really more than bold or
large/medium/small to render contrast...

Do you know a HTML tag (or a potential HTML tag) which needs the existence
of another toggle value ? For me, all elements seems having very
good translations in CSS, but the <em>, <q>, etc. which play with italic.
Don't you think so ?

But you can perfectly imagine a universal value like "toggle(first-value,
second-value)"...

| 
| /Jelks
| 

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