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Re: [CSS21] computed value of 'font-weight' is not precisely defined

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:56:21 -0700
Message-ID: <485003B5.3040707@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

L. David Baron wrote:
> CSS 2.1 added the following text:
>   # The computed value of "font-weight" is either:
>   #
>   #    * one of the legal number values, or
>   #    * one of the legal number values combined with one or more of
>   #      the relative values (bolder or lighter). This type of
>   #      computed values is necessary to use when the font in
>   #      question does not have all weight variations that are
>   #      needed.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CSS21-20070719/fonts.html#font-boldness
> 
> This text doesn't say what specified values lead to these computed
> values.  It is, in fact, ambiguous, and could lead to two different
> sets of results, as explained below.

Recorded as CSS2.1 Issue 49:
   http://csswg.inkedblade.net/spec/css2.1#issue-49

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:56:59 GMT

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