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Re: [CSS21] [css3-font] unquoted font family names with whitespace

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:35:34 +0100
To: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Cc: "www-style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wa68lkdfidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:26:13 +0100, Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>  
wrote:

>
> Le Mer 14 mars 2012 2:52, Simon Pieters a écrit :
>
> Simon,
>
> I have modified the subject line as this is CSS21 material.
>

>> Unescaped unquoted font family names that start with a digit or contain
>> punctuation characters other than hyphen will break *even if there is no
>> whitespace*.
>
> "
> For example, the following declarations are invalid:
>
> (...)
> font-family: Hawaii 5-0, sans-serif;
> "
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-family-prop
>
>
> The font-family name Hawaii 5-0 contains 1 white space and 1 hyphen and  
> it
> is invalid.

But it's not invalid because of the whitespace or the hyphen. It's invalid  
because one of the tokens start with a number.

>
>> Suggested wording:
>>
>> To avoid mistakes in escaping, it is recommended to quote font family
>> names that contain words that start with digits or contains punctuation
>> characters other than hyphens:
>
>
> If an unescaped unquoted font-family name starts with an hyphen followed
> by a digit, then it will be invalid syntax. If it starts with 2 hyphens,
> it should be invalid.

You're right, it could be more accurate.

>
>>
>> body { font-family: "Amalgamate O (outlined)", serif }
>>
>> <BODY STYLE="font-family: '21st Century', fantasy">
>>
>> --
>> Simon Pieters
>> Opera Software
>
> I think the punctuation characters themselves should be listed, otherwise
> a few of them, the most common ones: !, #, /, -, @, ?, $, etc

Yeah, that's fine. The apostrophe is a character I've seen in font names  
which may be useful to call out as well.

> Gérard


-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 15 March 2012 06:36:19 GMT

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