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Re: Web Fonts

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 10:39:27 +0200
Message-ID: <1454574423.20060824103927@w3.org>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:21:21 AM, David wrote:

DH> Looking at the Web Fonts spec, it seems to me that it is way too  
DH> complex right now (and that this is probably a significant reason  
DH> that it hasn't seen more success in being implemented).

DH> Wouldn't it be sufficient to simply support the addition of URIs to  
DH> font-family?

That would be a highly backwards-incompatible change!

And it would completely destroy the CSS1 font model. So, its a really poor idea.
DH>   This would work properly with fallback, and thus could  
DH> work in conjunction with installed fonts on the system, and the URI  
DH> could be to a zip file that contained all the variants of a font as  
DH> well if needed.

DH> dave
DH> (hyatt@apple.com)

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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