Re: FW: Font-family specification

Thanks to Chris and others for pointing out potential problems with
the current font specification in CSS1 [1]. There have been 2 proposed

 - introducing commas to separate font families, e.g.:

    font-family: new century schoolbook, serif;

 - quoting font familiy names with spaces in them, e.g.:

    font-family: "new century schoolbook" serif;

Both these would solve the problem for the 'font-family' property, but
only the latter would work in the compound 'font' property. E.g., for the
hypothetical font family 'best in bold':

    font: 12pt/14pt best in bold 

Here, it would be ambigous if 'bold' is a part of the font family name
or a value to the 'font-weight' parameter. Unless better solutions are
suggested, I'll add quoting of font family names to the next version
of the specification.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-css1-951222.html



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/People/howcome  howcome@w3.org

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