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Re: @font-face and slow downloading

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:17:20 -0700
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <8495A8C5-6246-4467-8AEE-7EB1E78FDB96@apple.com>
To: "Belov, Charles" <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>

On Oct 21, 2010, at 11:13 , Belov, Charles wrote:
> 
> I *do* want the fallback font.  What I also want is to be able to
> specify in my user style sheet that if the download font can't download
> within x seconds that I don't want it at all.

sounds more like a UA preference than a CSS issue (i.e. a preference rather than necessarily being in a style sheet)

> I'd also like the UA to be intelligent enough not to replace the
> fallback font with the downloaded font while I am moving my cursor or
> typing, but perhaps that is too much to ask.


Me too.  Ask away!  I hate it when something takes a while, I start to do something else while I wait...and then the screen 'pops' me while I am typing or mousing!

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 21 October 2010 18:17:59 GMT

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