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Re: font property (was: order of properties)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 23:59:26 -0800 (PST)
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0303122356460.4024-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Ernest Cline wrote:
>
> ['font' shouldn't need the 'font-size' component]
>
> Parsing does not seem to be a consideration. [...]
>
> The following productions: [...]
>
>    font:italic fantasy;
>
> would clearly correspond to the following valid CSS: [...]
>
>    font: italic medium fantasy;
>
> Can anyone explain why font-size is a required component of font?

Why does the above example not map to:

   font: medium "italic fantasy";

...?

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