W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > May 2007

[whatwg] <font>

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 08:40:27 +0100
Message-ID: <46417AEB.2090006@googlemail.com>
Adrian Sutton wrote:

> The issue isn't that it's hard to fix the WYSIWYG editor, the issue is that
> it's hard to fix all the rest of the systems the client wants and the fact
> that clients tend to want a font menu in their editor otherwise they
> completely eliminate it from consideration without even talking to the
> vendor. It's simple to make the font menu apply fonts using a span tag and
> inline styles but that's no better than using a font tag and it breaks some
> backend processing systems (PDF generation being the one that I encounter
> most).

Leaving aside the broken backends and focusing on the desire for the 
font menu, I don't understand what sort of workflows we're talking about 
here. Would you mind giving a bit more typical context, as with the 
use-cases at:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/NOTE-grddl-scenarios-20070406/

I'd have assumed corporate clients generating PDF would want to set 
fonts globally or configure styles to match their own branding guidelines.

--
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2007 00:40:27 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:58:55 UTC