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Re: [css3-fonts] @font-face matching and font-style descriptor

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:26:17 +0200
Message-ID: <431265058.20100914132617@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Sergey Malkin <sergeym@microsoft.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 12:58:12 AM, Tab wrote:

TAJ> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Sergey Malkin <sergeym@microsoft.com> wrote:

>> One more clarification is needed, though, regarding use of artificial styles. In case where font-style descriptor is not specified, spec says "default values are assumed". What is default value? Is this equivalent to specified "font-style:normal"?

TAJ> It should probably say "initial value", which is defined for every property.

Except that these are descriptors, not properties. Properties are used to request particular rendering for a given element in the document; descriptors are used to describe a given font and are used to match available fonts against font properties. So some descriptors have the same name as some properties, but not necessarily the same defaults.


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 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 11:26:22 GMT

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