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Re: WebFonts ready for use

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:26:42 -0500
Message-ID: <4818ABD2.8020209@mit.edu>
To: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Brad Kemper wrote:
> Also, if the page is blank until the font loads, then that is a bigger 
> problem than if a picture doesn't load or a script is not yet available.

Script loading blocks parsing (modulo the rarely-used @defer), so a 
not-yet-available script can be pretty bad.

This does raise a good question, though.  Is there a requirement that no 
rendering happen until the fonts are loaded?  Or could a UA just do normal font 
fallback, then relayout when the font loads?

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2008 17:27:23 GMT

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