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Re: CSS3 Web Fonts issue with ‘block on download’

From: Adam Twardoch <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 18:17:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4A03097E.303@twardoch.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
CC: w3-style@boblet.net, www-style@w3.org
David Hyatt wrote:
> WebKit should probably
> eventually display the wrong font after a certain timeout period, but
> displaying the wrong font immediately is as bad as FOUC.

I agree. This would be a good compromise. On very slow bandwidth or if a
less-than-careful web developer creates a 3 MB-large web font, rendering
without the web font would be useful. But the FOUC should be avoided at
the same time.


Adam Twardoch
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