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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.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 11:26:22 UTC

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