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Re: .screenfonts

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:02:22 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <33520730.114321248879742781.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>
Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Some time ago, I experimented with a patch that added automatic
> 'size' support to Firefox; this is not currently part of the actual
> codebase, as integrating it across all platforms is dependent on
> some other underlying work on font management, but I hope to revisit
> it eventually. (See
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=469656.)
> No new syntax or properties were involved in this, it simply
> selected the appropriate face for the size being used. I suppose we
> might want the option of overriding this with a CSS property, but
> that shouldn't be necessary for normal use.

The support of the 'size' feature I think still requires some
consideration of backwards compatibility, since older browsers won't
have support for this.  Using the 'size' feature alters the definition
of a font family, it is very much distinct from the current definition
in all implementations.

The proper place for that discussion is probably www-style, since the
spec affected by this is the CSS3 Fonts spec.
Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 15:03:04 UTC

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