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Re: [css3-fonts] FontLoader v2

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Message-ID: <573810440.188286.1347327286561.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>
Tab Atkins wrote:

> > While having "loading" and "doneloading" events makes complete
> > sense to me, I'm not as clear about what the use case for per-font
> > load events is.  I guess if you're displaying UI for a whole set
> > of fonts in a font menu you could incrementally expose them as the
> > fonts load. Are there other use cases you had in mind?
> 
> According to my coworkers working on various Google products, if the
> API doesn't have individual font load events, it's practically
> useless to them and they'll continue with their existing practice of
> just making an off-screen span with the desired font and spinning a
> timeout until its metrics change.  The "loading" and "loadingdone"
> events are ones that they consider less useful.  ^_^

Sorry to be a nag but can you describe (or have your coworkers post
about) why per-font load events are important?  Could you describe the
use case in a little more detail?  What are the operations which are
done per-font rather than simply after all fonts are ready?

Regards,

John
Received on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:35:13 GMT

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