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RE: [CSS21] Font-family syntax

From: <Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:59:46 -0700
Message-ID: <61192FA29C719B469A2B13E57DEDF75B0300F190@mail.hbinc.com>
To: <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <ewexler@stickdog.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

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Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Could I suggest :
> 
> "... Similarly, quotation marks (both single and double), ...
> and leading slashes (both forward and reverse)... must be escaped."
> 
> If either of my "both" clauses are wrong, then the prose should
> still be more explicit at this point.

Hmmm... I can think of many different kinds of quotes off the top of my
head.  Some languages have initial double-quotes level with the
baseline, rather than "up in the air".  Some quotes are left-leaning,
some are right-leaning.  &laquo; &raquo; come to mind.

Slashes are more straight-forward.  But what if a font-name starts out
with two slashes?  Do both have to be escaped, or can just the first
one be escaped?

Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com                      805.964.4554 x902
Hispanic Business Inc./HireDiversity.com         Software Engineer
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