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Re: [css3-fonts] Behdad's Feedback on CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Editor's Draft 5 April 2010

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:39:42 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinL2PKxLRJXZTWh90h1FSBkQb_fNmy4M0vzMCYU@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 7:06 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> 3.3 Font width: the font-stretch property
>>
>> Add a hint that agents may synthesize stretch?
>
> I don't think user agents should synthesize stretch.  With CSS
> transforms, authors can stretch or squish text if like this if they
> like but I don't think it should be something done automagically by
> user agents.

Using transforms for stretching/shrinking fonts doesn't make sense.
That would stretch/shrink the entire element, not just the text.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 13 August 2010 02:40:35 GMT

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