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Re: [css3-font] unquoted font family names with whitespace

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:52:58 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKA+Ax=1uCT2Smgg932gKwgHhwpUC6yFX+dFh4DWLXhEshn06A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:52 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> This recommendation has been in effect for a long time now. I see no reason
> to change it.

Quoting font-family names when not necessary can cause bugs, because
there are some e-mail clients that don't support quoted font-family
names:

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79448
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16185#c4

Also, it's more verbose.  Just because CSS 2.1 recommended it doesn't
mean CSS 3 should.  It's not like a normative requirement, where we
have interop that we're breaking by changing it.
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:54:42 GMT

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