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Re: generic fonts and italic vs oblique

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 00:20:12 +0100
Message-ID: <38B5BCAC.2699BF74@w3.org>
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
CC: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>, www-style@w3.org

Erik van der Poel wrote:
> Matthew Brealey wrote:
> >
> > For example, say I have P {font-family: cursive}. The UA is required to
> > have an @font-face rule for cursive. In Opera for example, it is mapped
> > to Times New Roman. This makes pages very ugly.
> What pages? Who uses "cursive"?

No-one that I have ever seen.

> > I think it would be better to allow P {font-family: cursive,
> > sans-serif}, and not have the necessity of five @font-face rules.
> No, we don't want to allow "sans-serif, serif", so CSS is fine as it is.

Or we could drop cursive and fantasy, as being basically useless....

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