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[Bug 16362] New: Don't warn about whitespace in font family name

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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 06:37:00 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16362-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16362

           Summary: Don't warn about whitespace in font family name
           Product: CSSValidator
           Version: CSS Validator
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS 3
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: simonp@opera.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatwg.org%2Fstyle%2Fspecification&profile=css3&usermedium=all&warning=1&vextwarning=&lang=en

Family names containing whitespace should be quoted. If quoting is omitted, any
whitespace characters before and after the name are ignored and any sequence of
whitespace characters inside the name is converted to a single space.

This doesn't match current CSS specs

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/#propdef-font-family
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-family-prop

In practice I think it is pointless to warn about whitespace in unquoted font
family names, since they are harmless. What is problematic is unquoted family
names that start with a digit or contains punctuation, and that applies even if
the name contains *no* whitespace. So either you should warn about all unquoted
identifiers and say that names that start with a digit or contains punctuation
will break, or don't warn about valid unquoted identifiers at all.

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