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Re: Regarding Comma Separation

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:44:49 -0800
Message-Id: <EFDC3377-12AE-42AF-B0D3-25654B6DA303@apple.com>
Cc: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>
To: Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>

On Jan 16, 2006, at 9:41 AM, Ben Ward wrote:

> Using commas for background-image specifies _additional_ images while
> using commas in font-family specifies _fallback_ typefaces.

I'm not sure it's all that inconsistent actually.  For example, when  
you specify multiple fallback fonts, you are creating a situation  
where a run of text could render with glyphs from any or all of the  
fonts in the list.  In practice this doesn't happen that often, but  
the reality is that a fallback list can really result in a "multiple  
font' rendering for a given run of text.

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