Re: Web Fonts

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> Indeed. Instead of writing 


> you would write:
>     h1 { font-familiy: Headline, url(, serif }
> It's an obvious simplification. So obvious that several people --
> including Dave Raggett and Dave Hyatt -- independently have proposed
> it.

But it's ugly.  Ugly ugly ugly.  "Font-family: " currently
takes a comma-separated list and falls back to the n+1th
entry if it can't access the nth.  In your syntax, it's
unclear whether it falls back from "Headline" to
"url(", or whether
"Headline" is a priori assumed to come /from/ "url("
(In the snipped code, it clearly came /from/ "url("
rather than falling back to it.)  And if it is intended that
it fall back to "url(", from which
of the many possible entries in the ZIP file is it assumes to take
the font ?

Philip Taylor

Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 16:17:43 UTC