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[css3-fonts] Nested 'bolder' and 'lighter' question

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:23:52 -0700
Message-ID: <48B59BB8.5030405@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

The spec isn't clear on what exactly happens here, so the CSSWG
decided to ask web designers what they expect. So far I have two
responses and they don't match. Anyone else have an opinion? :)

fantasai wrote:
> Given
> 
>   <a>
>     Text A
>     <b style="font-weight: bolder">
>       Text B
>       <c style="font-weight: bolder">
>         Text C
>         <d style="font-weight: lighter">
>           Text D
>         </d>
>       </c>
>     </b>
>   </a>
> 
> If you have three different weights in your font (normal, bold,
> extra-bold) then
>   - Text A will be normal
>   - Text B will be bold
>   - Text C will be extra-bold
>   - Text D will be bold
> 
> If you have only two weights in your font (normal, bold) then
>   - Text A will be normal
>   - Text B will be bold
>   - Text C will be bold
> 
> What should Text D be? Bold or normal?

I would say bold, if I were being so bold. -- Andy Clarke

I say it goes to normal. -- Molly Holzschlag

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 18:25:34 GMT

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