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Re: Réf. : Re: [css3-fonts] Nested 'bolder' and 'lighter' question

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 16:13:43 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0808291413t6fbd2688o8fa7eb0ab19e25f7@mail.gmail.com>
To: leslie.brown@evidian.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 3:12 PM, <leslie.brown@evidian.com> wrote:

> I don't think it's stated explicitly anywhere, but I it seems natural to me
> that bolder and lighter should be symmetrical.
> In other words, if you apply bolder n times and lighter n times you get
> back to the original weight.
> Some of the proposals involving clamping seem to break this principle,
> making it impossible to "keep track of desired boldness."
> LB

I state it more or less explicitly in my first email (the one I accidentally
sent just to fantasai first), but it's clearly implicit in many of the

Boris argues a subtle line, where he advocates clamping the computed value
only.  The actual value of font-weight can vary upwards and downwards
indefinitely (or rather, until it overflows whatever the browser is using to
store it).  This would be completely acceptable, as it would still achieve a
symmetrical effect.
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