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RE: [css3-fonts] font-specific feature handling

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:44:06 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "rfink@readableweb.com" <rfink@readableweb.com>
CC: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E1A24EA21@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Fwiw, I am thus far strongly leaning with John and Richard. Attempting to reduce,
at the margin, the possibility of breakage due to improper use and testing of
advanced font features will also force those authors who know what they
are doing to do extra work. Penalizing the latter protect the less 
able authors if and when they use the feature seems a poor trade-off. 

Those authors who are capable of getting it right are part of the 'public' too. And
those most likely to get it wrong are also the most likely to copy-paste and mix @font-face 
rules in incompatible ways whatever arbitrary restrictions we set outside @font-face.

We also may be assuming that such restrictions will not be confusing and cause problems 
of their own. 

Received on Monday, 22 March 2010 17:44:43 UTC

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