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Re: [CSS21] Font-family syntax

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:53:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408231351020.812@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Etan Wexler wrote:
> 
> There are many syntactic constructs which, though allowed by the prose
> description of 'font-family', are forbidden by the Appendix G grammar [GRAM].
> As noted, the bare commercial at sign (U+0040) is one. It becomes necessary to
> move to a value syntax like that in section 4, the core syntax  [SD]:

Actually we (the working group) just decided to change the prose. It was 
easier.

It will now read:

"If an unquoted font family name contains parentheses, brackets, and/or 
braces, they must still be escaped per CSS grammar rules. Similarly, quote 
marks, semicolons, exclamation marks, commas and leading slashes within 
unquoted font family names must be escaped."

(CSS2.1 CR issues 48 and 49.)

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