Comments on CSS 2.1 last call

Why is @font-face being eliminated? It works in current versions of Internet Explorer, and represents an important capability, especially since so many fonts are missing important characters. Web authors need to be able to ensure that needed fonts or characters are available. I can find no mention of the reasons behind its removal in the www-style archives.

To eliminate this, and simply say it will have to wait until css3 will serve only to postpone the adoption of the feature by other browsers, and deal a significant blow to decent typography on the Web--one which must not happen.

Also, I'd like to re-iterate the importance of retaining the marker functionality. The ability to specify display:marker and specify the marker with content: uri is the only way to specify markers that are characters such as these Unicode glyphs: ☀☄★☞☢☺♣⁃‣

Both of these features work in the latest Mozilla browsers, as well as Netscape 6 and 7, and possibly others.

Received on Saturday, 31 August 2002 01:17:03 UTC