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Re: Question on parsing of "font" property

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 22:52:54 -0500
Message-ID: <40AC2B96.10006@mit.edu>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> I still did not find word 'block' there :( Am I blind?

No, that word is not there.  But block delimiters (braces) are pretty explicitly 
mentioned...

> Anyway about this famous paragraph....
> There you will find :"Font names containing any such characters or
> whitespace should be quoted"
> 
> "...SHOULD be quoted" is just wrong here.
> 
> Must be changed to: "MUST be quouted according to rules of CSS grammar [link
> to grammar] ".

Per Ian's mail, it's the grammar that needs changing.  But yes, you're right -- 
the grammar and this language are not consistent.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:53:14 GMT

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