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Re: [css3-fonts] FontLoader v2

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:53:52 +0800
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+e35UZfhkrTwOoamNfb_DrTuXSnV0XiZewri6Ep+9pW9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:14 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > To give this proposal a home, I've added the latest version to the
> >> > editor's draft of CSS3 Fonts.  We can always move it to a separate
> >> > spec if necessary.
> >> >
> >> >   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/#font-load-events
> >>
> >> Excellent!  The only problem I have with it is one I brought up in v1
> >> - the "load" and "error" events expose the loaded font via a
> >> "fontface" attribute.  This means that you have to write, say,
> >> "event.fontface.style.weight" to get the weight of the loaded font,
> >> when trying to identify which font was loaded.  My original proposal
> >> attached all the @font-face descriptors directly to the event object,
> >> so you'd just write "event.weight".  We don't seem to gain anything by
> >> the additional indirection, so we should remove it and make things
> >> easier for authors.
> >
> >
> > Unless we change CSSFontFaceRule to not use CSSStyleDescriptor as a home
> for
> > the descriptor set, I would oppose not using the fontface object above.
> That
> > is, I don't want to see two interfaces, both CSSStyleDeclaration and this
> > event object duplicating all the descriptor IDL attributes on different
> > interfaces. DRY DRY DRY
>
> Theoretical purity falls below author utility.  We shouldn't punish
> authors by forcing them to write ".fontface.style" just because we
> spec authors can't get our act together on the IDL side.
>

Sorry, I don't buy it. You can't punish authors for not giving them
something they don't have.
Received on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:54:40 GMT

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